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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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$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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$270.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/13/2018–10/18/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: James Alexander
Learn how to pack a powerful punch when writing persuasively! This six-week workshop teaches the processes involved in crafting newspaper op-eds and written speeches: Think. Plan. Write. Participants will learn ...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Dates: 9/17/2018–10/22/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Shanon Lee
Whether you are revisiting a traumatic experience to organize your memories, work through emotions, or empower others – writing about painful moments can be cathartic. In this six-week online workshop, participants will explore the creativ...
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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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$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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$270.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/27/2018–11/1/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
In this six-week workshop, participants will take an idea and turn it into a pitch for the market of your choice. Develop the idea, explore markets, identify the first choice, and hone a pitch letter.
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$225.00
Days: 5 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/1/2018–11/4/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Katherine McCord
Explore and create Found Poems! Participants in this workshop will explore and complete different kinds of Found Poetry, such as Centos, Blackout, etc., and, alongside, explore elements of craft, such as concreteness and lineation. The instructor will...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Dates: 10/2/2018–11/6/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Laura Di Franco
What if there's something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of ...
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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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$270.00
Days: 6 Saturdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 10/13/2018–11/17/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Judith Harris, Ph.D.
This workshop will focus on how autobiography mediates and revivifies past events that surface in some perfected, universalized form. Through writing prompts, and mini-lectures on poetic craft and history of the genre, participan...
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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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$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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$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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$225.00
Days: 5 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 11/15/2018–12/20/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
In this five-week workshop, participants will take a look at each part of a successful book proposal. Participants will also write some parts of their proposal for group feedback. Note: No meeting on November 22.
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