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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 2/21/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
The vast majority of successful stories have a bone structure of conflict, character, and complexity embedded in them. This workshop will uncover the pattern in three published stories and participants will learn to identify the pattern or it...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Mondays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 3/5/2018–3/26/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Rob Jolles
Maybe you've toyed with the idea of writing a business book and sharing what you've learned with others around you. The fact is, anyone can write a book. The problem is, most people are stopped before they even start by the ...
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$215.00
Days: 6 Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 3/6/2018–4/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
We examined many classic works in the first half of this class. Now we'll take a look at contemporary works by authors including Le Guin, VanderMeer, Butler, Card, and more. How do they create a world? How do they create memorable, yet believable char...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 3/6/2018–4/24/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Con Lehane
You’ve finished your first draft, put it aside, and after a suitable time, read it over. Maybe you’ve come across passages where the story flows and you’re thrilled by what you’ve created. Yet, you’ve also found passages that make you cring...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 3/7/2018–4/11/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Vanessa Mallory Kotz
Learn the marks and methods used by professional editors and proofreaders! Perhaps you're considering copy editing as a profession, need help deciphering your editor's marks, or just want to be a more h...
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$270.00
Days: 7 Thursdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 3/8/2018–4/19/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
The facts rule in narrative nonfiction. The way the facts are used will result in a straight piece of reporting or a piece of narrative nonfiction. In this six week class, participants will discuss the elements of strong narrative nonfiction and s...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 3/8/2018–4/12/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: James Alexander
Learn how to pack a powerful punch when writing to persuade! This six week workshop focuses on the process of crafting newspaper op-eds and written speeches, but participants will be shown how to apply...
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$115.00
Days: 3 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 3/13/2018–4/3/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want more creativity in your life? In this class, you’ll learn what’s needed to build a regular writing practice that works for you. As a group, we’ll discuss obstacles to success, and you’ll begin to rec...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Thursdays
Time: 7:00-9:30 P.M.
Dates: 3/15/2018– 3/29/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Adults Writing for Children

Workshop Leader: Mary Quattlebaum
Learn how to write a picture book from the successful author of more than two dozen award-winning books for children. Each session will begin with a short discussion of an aspect of writing for children, including st...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 3/28/2018–4/18/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
This workshop provides a chance for motivated fiction writers to work on their rough drafts with Potomac Review editor Julie Wakeman-Linn. The first two sessions will explore the strengths of the story draft through discussion and ...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Mondays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 4/2/2018–4/23/2018
Location: Bethesda
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 you have just thought about addressing occasional requests to speak that have co...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 4/5/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Lisa Leibow
Learn to show the power of what your characters say and don't say. Well-crafted dialogue reveals layers of subtext: what is said vs. underlying meaning. It contributes to development of conflict, character, and more. Each scene we write should serv...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Thursdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 4/19/2018–4/26/2018
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 s...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 4/25/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Hank Wallace
Lead with the future -- not background. That's the most important of eight journalism skills that will transform your writing. The others: write your readers' language, be positive (to be both clear and upbeat), lay out logical...
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$100.00
Days: 2 Thursdays
Time: 7:00-9:30 P.M.
Dates: 4/26/2018– 5/3/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Mary Quattlebaum and Joan Waites
Have you ever wanted to create art along with your writing—but felt you lacked the skills or direction? Participants begin each session with a personal-writing prompt, ...
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