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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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Saturday
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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 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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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/9/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This day-long workshop will deconstruct and demystify the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. Go all the way from getting the start of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way you'll learn ...
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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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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/9/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
Atmosphere can be a notoriously elusive thing. A combination of weather, feeling, and fate, it implies both the celestial and the earthbound. It impinges on plot and character, and suggests mood as well as the existence of intellect, intuition, a...
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$360.00
Days: 5 Saturdays
Time: 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/16/2018–7/14/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
Beginnings are the last part of a novel which is set before a manuscript can be called truly finished, and yet for readers and literary agents, it is the first thing they see, and so makes the greatest impression. Famously, som...
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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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$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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$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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$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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$145.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/21/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
Want to try creative writing but don't know where to start? This workshop will help you begin by exploring imaginative forms of writing in a supportive environment. Fun prompts will help circumvent the analytic brain and give creativity ...
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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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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/4/2018–8/4/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
Edith Wharton once wrote “the story-teller’s first care is to choose [the] reflecting mind [of a story] deliberately, as one would choose a building-site, or decide upon the orientation of one’s house, and when this is done, to live inside t...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/11/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Nicole E. Miller
This workshop will reintroduce you to the elements of fairy tales and folk tales familiar to us as children, but so often transformed when we become adults—from Scheherazade to The Brothers Grimm to J.M. Barrie. In class discussion will examine w...
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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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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/18/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
"Let us think about this for a moment. A stranger enters a room. How do we immediately begin to take his measure?" James Wood asks in How Fiction Works. The novelist, and the memoirist answer. While it takes “a very few brushstrokes to get a por...
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