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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

TWC is excited to announce that we're launching a new website in early 2019! In addition to refreshing our look, the site is specifically designed to streamline and simplify class registration. 

In the meantime: Members, please log in to view the member rate. Please note that it may take our website up to 2 days to process a new membership. New members may not be able to view member-discounted prices during that timePlease view our refund policy before you register. If you have accessibility needs, please review our accommodations and services and let us know how we can assist you prior to the workshop start date.

Selections are available in the following sub-categories...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 1/23/2019–1/23/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This workshop offers a practical 16-point plan that takes you from the mere germ of an idea all the way through the creative process, with an eye on getting a finished book into the hands of potential fans. Participants will dis...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 1/30/2019–2/6/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: John Lingan
Whether you're an accomplished nature writer or just trying to build the settings and scenes of your work, this class will explore the common practices and classic examples of the form. The short readings in this class will comprise fiction, ...
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$225.00
Days: 5 Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 2/6/2019–3/6/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Beth Kanter
This course is for individuals who want to tone up their writing muscles so they can go the distance. Classes begin with a short warm up exercise followed by a prompt for a longer piece. Participants will then focus on specifics like effectiv...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 2/6/2019–3/13/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Virginia Hartman
You’re sick of sitting alone in your room. You want some feedback you can trust, and moreover, you want to see what other good writers are doing with their fiction. This workshop will gather together people of like minds, working hard and...
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$135.00
Days: 2 Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 2/13/2019–2/20/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
One of the oldest forms around, the personal essay is a prism of possibility, and an exciting way to render your own experience into literature. You should begin drafting two short essays (1250 words or roughly 5 pages) in advance that yo...
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$65.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 2/20/2019
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This workshop offers a practical 16-point plan that takes you from the mere germ of an idea all the way through the creative process, with an eye on getting a finished book into the hands of potential fans. Participants will discuss h...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 2/27/2019–4/17/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/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 to avoid the most common issues that result in rejection. ...
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$315.00
Days: 7 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 2/27/2019–4/10/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Stage and Screen

Workshop Leader: John Weiskopf
In this seven-week workshop participants will write scenes and dialogue for a screenplay or teleplay which they are currently writing, or plan to write. Participants will present their dialogue for review and evaluation, ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 3/6/2019–4/24/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Emily Rich and Desirée Magney
Having a great story is just the first step to writing a compelling piece of memoir. In this class, participants will explore what takes a piece of personal writing “from draft to craft,” looking at elem...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 4/10/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Revision is one of the most important steps in shaping your work, an exciting time to view your story or essay with a fresh pair of eyes. Please be sure to choose a story, chapter, or essay (up to 5 pages or 1250 words) that you are willi...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Wednesdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 4/17/2019–4/24/2019
Location: Bethesda
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 fiction and story construction. In the second session, participants will do a...
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