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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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Selections are available in the following sub-categories...
Intermediate
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$65.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: 5/30/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This one day workshop gives writers 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 ...
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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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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/1/2018–6/22/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tara Campbell
How do you fit the world into 1,000 words or less? In this four-week online course, you'll explore the genre of flash fiction and create your own compact masterpiece. Topics include the elements of fiction, fundamentals of storytelling within the...
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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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$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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$270.00
Dates: 6/4/2018–7/9/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Emily Rich
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 elements such as character development, incorporating sensory detail, and writing in scenes. Writers wi...
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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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$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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$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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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/18/2018–8/6/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Christopher Linforth
In this class, participants will be examining the qualities of good writing and good storytelling. After a recap on the basic elements of short fiction, writers will take a fresh look at contemporary and classic stories alike. Each week part...
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$145.00
Days: Monday and Thursday
Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Dates: 6/18/2018 & 6/21/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
This two session workshop will help you explore how to write stories, poems, personal essays, or creative diary entries! You’ll be able to speak in the voice of one of your characters, rearrange found phrases to m...
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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: 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: 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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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/29/2018–8/13/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
A virtual fiction writing camp for teens! Whether you are interested in writing short stories or novels, in this workshop, we will cover a broad range of topics: getting started, keeping going, and revising that finished product. But mo...
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$100.00
Days: 2 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/2/2018–7/9/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Kris Spisak
So often the best of stories are held back not by the author’s creativity but by common typos, cliché phrasings, and vague descriptions that don’t hook the reader as much as they could. How can an opening go beyond what readers have seen before? H...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/30/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tara Campbell
If you've dabbled in flash fiction, but need a spark of inspiration for new stories, this four-week online course is for you! After a brief review of the techniques of flash, participants will write to prompts, generate new ideas, and workshop st...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/11/2018–8/15/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sandra Beasley
Write poems that come alive: bright, specific, and taking risks on the page. Each workshop will lead off with a guided close reading of one or two contemporary poems, talking about each poet's strategies; from there we'll segu...
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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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