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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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$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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$135.00
Days: 3 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 11/28/2018–12/12/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
You have a great idea for a story. Do you dive in and just begin writing, or start by drafting an outline? Are you a born planner or a writer who loves to discover stories organically (i.e., a pantser)? Understanding how to structure a...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Thursdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 11/29/2018–12/13/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Beth Kanter
The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be the most wonderful time of the year for writers. Stories hide everywhere be it in fraught family dinners, rejected traditions, failed gift swaps, quiet conversations while the kids ...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 1/11/2019–2/1/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
Whether you are an organized planner or a writer who flies by the seats of their pants, a novel still needs structure. In this four week online workshop, participants will study the architecture of a novel and devise plans for plotting their novels. Required texts: Hooked by...
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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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$195.00
Days: 4 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 2/2/2019–2/23/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Maritza Rivera
What do dead poets, spoken word, and us have in common? Come explore the universal themes of food, work, love, and loss from different points of view to find out.
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 2/8/2019–3/1/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their histories and their futures. This workshop will focus on the development of authentic characters. We will ...
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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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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 3/1/2019–3/22/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tara Campbell
Have you ever looked at a map or a recipe and thought “there’s a story there”? No? Well, it’s time to change that. In this four-week course, participants will explore different forms of flash fiction and use them as a basis for our own, off-kilter creations. Come ready to read, ...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 3/1/2019–3/22/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
Whether you are an organized planner or a writer who flies by the seats of their pants, a novel still needs structure. In this four-week online workshop, participants will study the architecture of a novel and devise plans for plotting their novels. Required texts: Hooked by...
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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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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 3/18/2019–4/8/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Bennie Herron
Hip Hop is loved, hated, and misunderstood. Participants in this online workshop will analyze and compare lyrics that fall in line with the poetic heritage.
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 3/29/2019–4/19/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their histories and their futures. This workshop will focus on the development of authentic characters. We will examine character as...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 4/1/2019–4/22/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Marianne Murphy
Writing haiku helps us recognize and capture the beautiful moments in our daily lives. We will explore ancient and contemporary haiku traditions, navigate a series of meditative haiku-writing exercises, and dive into some creative journaling and visual art techniques to expan...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 4/4/2019–4/18/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Adults Write for Children

Workshop Leader: Mary Quattlebaum
Learn how to write a picture book from a 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 story o...
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