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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

Register for The Writer's Center workshops! 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.

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Intermediate
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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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$360.00
Days: 8 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 1/14/2019–3/11/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Elizabeth Rees
In this eight-week workshop, intermediate and advanced poets will concentrate on reading, writing, and critiquing poetry. Each class session will include a brief discussion of selected contemporary poems, an in-class writing prompt,...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Weeks
Dates: 1/14/2019–1/28/2019
Location: Online
Level: 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 without shortcuts -- write one or more of your...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 1/14/2019–2/4/2019
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
This workshop will provide participants with the tools for forming and submitting poetry chapbooks. Lessons will focus on identifying what makes a chapbook, exploring your voice in the chapbook medium, choosing and ordering poems within your chapbook, and researching publishers....
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$80.00
Days: 2 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 1/16/2019–1/23/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: John Lingan
From poetry to fiction to reportage, the first-person voice can create an incredible intimacy between writers and readers. In this cross-genre class, participants will discuss ways to build that intimacy and read examples of how i...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 1/22/2019–3/12/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Buxton
This is your chance to have your work read by a range of writers and see what's working. An M.F.A.-style workshop, this eight week course will include writing exercises, prompts, outside readings, and thorough discussion of your work.
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Dates: 1/26/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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'l...
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$215.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 2/7/2019–3/14/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Pat McNees
Through a series of exercises designed to open a rich vein of personal material, you will begin the exploration and storytelling that may help you tell your personal life story.
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$135.00
Days: 3 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 2/11/2019–2/25/2019
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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 why they work, and then -- with or without short...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 2/19/2019–3/12/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Let’s rattle that cage! Formal poems require some fun rules that can set your imagination free. In this class, you’ll build muscles by practicing up to six poetic forms: the haiku, sonnet, ghazal, villanelle, pantoum, and sestina. Each...
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$135.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Dates: 2/23/2019
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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 y...
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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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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 3/2/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Writing a novel takes commitment, but it doesn’t need to be daunting. Learn how to generate a handful of plots from which to choose, methods for effectively planning your story, and simple hacks for fine tuning your basic fiction skills....
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 3/6/2019–4/24/1983
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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$135.00
Days: 3 Weeks
Dates: 3/11/2019–3/25/2019
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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 listening for the natural rhythms of speech can strengthen your writi...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 3/23/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Lynn Auld Schwartz
The ending is the last thing your reader sees, but will often feel rushed—added on without thought. Find an organic end for your story or novel. Is there an epiphany or a question? A traditional plotted ending or a resonant finish? Lear...
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