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THE WRITER'S CENTER IS TEMPORARILY RELOCATING DURING OUR RENOVATIONS IN SUMMER 2018

INFORMATION ON THE NEW VENUE FOR BETHESDA WORKSHOPS

 

The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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Bethesda
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 5/26/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Virginia Hartman
Learn the skills to identify precisely the right word to express your meaning, feeling, or subtext. Participants will look at examples in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 5/31/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Christine Koubek
Submitting personal essays is quite different from submitting other types of nonfiction, not only in the way you query, but also in th...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 6/2/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Christine Koubek
Have you dreamed of a getaway devoted to writing? In this Saturday session, you'll learn about writers residencies and retreats. We'll discuss the pros and co...
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$195.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/2/2018–6/16/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Everyone has a story to tell, but how do you transform events in your life into art? The personal essay shares a lot with memoir, but is its own delightful and ancient...
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$215.00
Days: 5 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/2/2018–6/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Buxton
This four session workshop will feature four intensives in fiction’s building blocks: plot, dialogue, character, and point of view. Consisting of in-...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Monday
Time: 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Dates: 6/4/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Participants will bring a revised draft of a story to this workshop that they would like to improve. The class will focus on what it means to "see again" (revision) a piece...
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$135.00
Days: 1 Monday-Thursday
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 6/4/2018–6/7/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
Designed to help participants write quickly and well, this workshop will serve as a kick-start to summer fun. Day 1 begins with a series of prompts to inspire six ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/5/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Adults Write for Children

Workshop Leader: Mary Quattlebaum and Joan Waites
Learn to deeply revise and polish your picture book manuscript before submitting to an agent or publisher. Widely published author...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/6/2018–8/1/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
This follow-up course to the popular Extreme Novelist is intended for writers serious about their publication goals. Participants will focus on revision and learn ways...
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$195.00
Days: 5 Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 6/6/2018–7/18/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alex Smith
Generate fear and tension in your work, while daring your reader to plunge forth into the darkness you create! Participants will read and discuss three selected stories in th...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/6/2018–6/6/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
Where will your writing go if you let it go off the map? In this generative workshop, participants will write from a timed prompt and then share for positive c...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/12/2018–6/19/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Aaron Hamburger
You want to take your writing to the next level, but no matter how hard you work, you feel as if you're spinning your wheels and you can't quite figure out why. Or m...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/12/2018–7/24/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
Narrative nonfiction is a genre in which the facts are used to tell the story. It's also the sort of writing that is used to tell about a discovery or how an event unfo...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/20/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
Before your story heads out to an editor, add the finishing touches to the opening sentence, the closing paragraph, and to the syntax and imagery for publication. This workshop will feature a discussion on the opening line strateg...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/14/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Laura Di Franco
Build confidence, self-esteem and courage in this rule-breaking workshop. Teens will enjoy exploring writing from an authentic, embodied place where a connection to thei...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/16/2018–6/16/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Writing a novel involves a huge commitment of time and energy. But it doesn't need to be a daunting experience. Learn how to effectively plan your story, and maste...
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$100.00
Days: 2 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:15 PM
Dates: 6/18/2018–6/25/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Eva Langston
To get a book published by a major publishing house you first need an agent. In this class you will learn what an agent does and where to find t...
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$195.00
Days: 2 Mondays/Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/18/2018–6/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Buxton
Discover the secrets of the college application essay. And yes, there are secrets. Learn what to do, what to avoid, and above all how to make your ess...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/23/2018–6/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
The characters we love most in literature are often the most flawed. Some of them we empathize deeply with, some of them we outright hate. In this workshop par...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/23/2018–6/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Good syntax—how words are stacked to build sentences and meaning—is one of the key strategies to create an effective poem. This class will teach participants how to arrange...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 6/23/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your sonnet skills, or write your very first one. With the help of a widely published author of sonnets, villanelles, and other poems, you will read classic and contemporary examples to see why they work, and then -- with or ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/27/2018–6/27/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
Shake up your neurons. Try a new technique to generate stories. What would you write about a single red glove, Arizona, and a Rwandan refugee? Or some combin...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Dates: 6/27/2018–8/8/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Sara Mansfield Taber
Writing is “a careful act of construction,” William Zinsser notes. “You must know what the essential tools are and what job they are designed to do.” This is a w...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/28/2018–6/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
When should material in fiction and nonfiction deserve a full scene, and when is it better served by summary? Participants will explore the pacing and rhyt...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/30/2018–7/7/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Rob Jolles
Maybe you have toyed with the dream of increasing your book sales and generating additional revenue by building a speaking business, or perhaps yo...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/30/2018–6/30/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
You may think you don't have the time, energy, or inspiration to write because of your hectic lifestyle. Wrong! Join us for coffee and pastries, and learn what...
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$195.00
Days: 1 Monday-Thursday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/12/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Caroline Bock
Write your stories in this four session workshop! Focus on character, setting, plot, and dialogue to write a story ready to submit to local and national tee...
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$195.00
Days: 2 Mondays/Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/19/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Buxton
Discover the secrets of the college application essay. And yes, there are secrets! Learn what to do, what to avoid, and above all how to make your es...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/16/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: John Lingan
Whether you have a great idea, a few sample pages, or a finished manuscript, this workshop will help you bring it all together in a proposal that c...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018–7/10/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Laura Di Franco
Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body ...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018–7/17/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules
How do you capture the essence of an experience on a single page? Can a childhood memory be used as a metaphor? Learn techniques for capturing a story in a narrative ...
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$115.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018–7/17/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Regardless of the genre in which you write, point of view is the single most important choice a writer makes. From POV flows all the other choices: language, event, i...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Thursdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018-7/31/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Hildie Block
This 4 -week short story/novel/essay/memoir workshop will have you creating stories that start with something exciting! We'll work on where stories start, how they are flesh out, and when they end, always with the focus on that...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/14/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St Bethesda Md
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your villanelle skills, or write your very first one. With the help of a widely published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other poems, you'll read classic and contemporary examples to see ...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/14/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Cara Seitchek
Learn how to write proposals to request grants from funders. This workshop will cover how to research prospective funders, the elements of a...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/14/2018–7/14/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
It's often said that without conflict there is no story. It also holds true that strengthening the conflict in any type of fiction will bump up the tension and tur...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Thursdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/19/2018–7/26/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Brenda W. Clough
Vampires, zombies, and halflings with swords! Participants will build a world and write in it. The first session of this workshop will be devoted to the basics of fict...
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$115.00
Days: 3 Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 7/25/2018–8/8/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules
How do you capture the essence of an experience on a single page? Can a childhood memory be used as a metaphor? Learn techniques for capturing a story in a nar...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Baffled by line breaks? Unsure what makes a good line have integrity and muscle? In this class, we’ll explore how line length affects pace and content and how good line bre...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018
Location: The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St Bethesda Md 20815
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
For those who have taken the Sonnet Crash Course and/or Villanelle Crash Course, or who have worked on sonnets and villanelles before, here's an opportunity to build on your knowledge and skills. With the help of...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Have you submitted whole or partial manuscripts to agents, publishers, or anthology editors—only to have your work swiftly rejected or ...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 8/1/2018–8/1/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Together we'll dispel all the silly myths about the college essay to help you find your voice and craft a solid college essay that admissions committees will be deli...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Mondays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 8/6/2018–8/27/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Rob Jolles
Anyone can write a book. The problem is, most people are stopped before they even start by the size of the project and fear of the unknown. With the ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:o0 PM
Dates: 8/11/2018–8/11/2018
Location: The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St Bethesda Md 20815
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your ear for meter, and fine-tune your understanding of how meter works in poetry. Have you ever wondered how scanning the lines of your first draft can make for a better poem? Do you know why l...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 8/23/2018–8/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Hank Wallace
Lead with the future -- not background. That's the most important of eight journalism skills that will transform your writing. The others: writ...
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