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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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Beginner
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Dates: 9/7/2018–10/26/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: T. Greenwood
Have you always wanted to write a novel but didn't know where to start? This online workshop will focus on everything from generating ideas to developing characters to establishing point of view. Participants will learn some of the many ele...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Dates: 9/12/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Stage and Screen

Workshop Leader: Richard Washer
Characters set in motion a series of events and actions that become the engine of your play. In this workshop participants will look at strategies for exploring and developing characters in the early stages of writing and discuss...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 9/13/2018–10/18/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Bijan C. Bayne
This six-week course will teach aspiring magazine and newspaper freelancers how to construct an article, pitch it, write effective query letters, and find appropriate outlets. Each week, participants will work on...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 9/15/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Stage and Screen

Workshop Leader: Richard Washer
Dialogue is the playwright’s primary tool for conveying a story that ultimately becomes a visual, aural, and emotional experience for an audience. In this workshop, participants will look at various functions of dialogue and discuss how actors...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 9/22/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alan Orloff
Having trouble getting your dialogue to sparkle? In this workshop, you will see that writing realistic-sounding dialogue has little to do with how people actually speak. You’ll learn how to use dialogue to advance the plot and reveal character, and we’ll co...
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$100.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Dates: 9/22/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Nancy Naomi Carlson
If you have always wanted to write but haven't known how to begin, this is the workshop for you! Participants will explore fiction, poetry (including prose poems), and memoir in order to "jump start" your writing. Exercises started in clas...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Dates: 9/22/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alan Orloff
In this workshop for beginning fiction writers, you’ll learn how to excise excess prose to streamline your work. Improve clarity, pacing, and readability using fewer words! We’ll cover concepts like: show, don’t tell; in late, out early; in media res; redunda...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/24/2018–10/29/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
Narrative Nonfiction uses the facts to write the story. It's the sort of story you see that is a feature in a periodical or newspaper. In this six-week class you'll learn about the craft behind this type of writing, read some samples...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 10/4/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

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 the vast array of publications that publish them. In this workshop, you'll learn about the unique ...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 10/9/2018–10/16/2018
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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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 10/20/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Lynn Auld Schwartz
What do your characters yearn for? Examine how a character's wants and desires drive key elements of story, including narrative, dialogue, conflict, and plot. Short exercises and readings will illustrate ways to identify and depict a c...
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$195.00
Days: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 10/22/2018–10/26/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Marilyn W. Smith
This week-long daytime writing class will introduce writers to key elements of stories and memoir. Beginners and intermediates writers will explore character development, dialogue, senses, scenes, and the narrati...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 10/23/2018–12/18/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Elizabeth Rees
In this eight-week workshop, beginning writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry. Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be follo...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 11/3/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Lynn Auld Schwartz
Whether you want to write a memoir, blog, college essay, letter to your granddaughter, or use your own life as the basis for fiction, life story writing requires that we tell where we come from and who we are. Learn to identify your ...
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$135.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 11/10/2018–11/17/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
Before the holiday madness sets in, why not take a personal breather? In just two Saturday afternoons, you can explore several forms of creative writing. By jump-starting with fun exercises, this workshop will circumvent the analytic ...
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$135.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Dates: 11/10/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
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 lea...
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$225.00
Days: 5 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 11/13/2018–12/18/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
In this five-week class, we'll explore the themes and conventions of sci-fi masters. We'll compare this to what’s being written today and discuss what has changed. We'll also do some writing of our own. Note: No meeting on November 20...
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$80.00
Days: 3 Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Dates: 11/27/2018–12/11/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules
Is your poem ready to meet the world? Or would a little feedback help you craft something more powerful? Revise your poems and learn submission tips with an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in over 100 journals and ...
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$100.00
Days: 2 Thursday/Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 P.M.
Dates: 12/13/2018–12/15/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
Want to write more in 2019? Join us for two discussion sessions setting the resolution to write. Participants will discuss what they want to write about, gain the support of the other workshoppers, and learn how to keep on...
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