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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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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Dates: 9/11/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Are you feeling ready to send off a piece of creative nonfiction, memoir, or personal essay to literary journals and magazines, but want to give a final polishing? Whether you've already published or not, this workshop will afford you the chance "to see...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/12/2018–10/31/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Can't find the time/energy/inspiration to get your novel written? This popular course, developed by the author of the book by the same name, will help you complete a rough draft in just eight weeks. Participants receive the e...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/25/2018–10/30/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
In this six-week class, participants will explore the themes and conventions of contemporary science fiction. The workshop will compare contemporary to classic sci-fi and discuss how and why things have changed. Participants will also ...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/26/2018–10/31/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
This six-week course takes off where we left off in Narrative II. Special topics to discuss will be the narrative thread, structure, scenes, characters, dialogue, and revision. There will be time each week to share works in progress.
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$360.00
Days: 8 Saturdays
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: 9/29/2018–11/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Stage and Screen

Workshop Leader: Richard Washer
This workshop is intended for those writers who want to either explore a rough draft of a play (in process or completed), or would simply like to sharpen his or her playwriting skills in a workshop setting. We will lo...
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$50.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 10/4/2018–11/8/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Get ready to have fun and learn a lot. By close reading contemporary poems—by Danez Smith, Terrance Hayes, Paula Cisewski, Diane Suess, and others—participants will better understand how poems move, work, and make use of nifty skills ...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 10/11/2018–11/1/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sara Burnett
Revising a poem can often be messy, maddening, and humbling, but it can become the most enjoyable part of your writing process. In this class, participants will experiment with methods to revise poems and help find new life in static material. Ea...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 11/1/2018
Location: Bethesda
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. A widely published author and an acclaimed illustrator will lead discussions i...
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$100.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Dates: 11/3/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Ever wondered about the most important decision a writer makes: point of view? Is it more than just "I," "you," and "s/he"? The workshop leader will send you three readings on POV before the class, as well as readings in fiction and creativ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: 11/10/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/ Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Zach Powers
Learn the ins and outs of publishing stories in literary journals! Drawing from years of personal experience and the advice of numerous writers and editors, this workshop covers ten publication tactics, from choosing the right journals to mak...
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$225.00
Days: 5 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 11/12/2018–12/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
Narrative Nonfiction uses the facts to write the story. In this five-week class you’ll work on your own piece of narrative nonfiction, using the work of respected authors to examine the way they handle openings, transitions, and more. Note: No m...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Dates: 11/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
This class is designed for personal essayists (memoirists, too) who want to fine-tune work they've already revised at least once, but now really want to polish. The workshop leader will email you a few days before the class with more infor...
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