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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 9/7/2018–9/28/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: T. 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...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Saturdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 9/15/2018–10/6/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Judith Harris, Ph.D.
Poetry is, in part, high emotion in language. Cultures throughout the world use poetry to share their histories, shape their stories, and express ideas in lyric form. In this workshop, participants will look at their inner language and...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 9/17/2018–10/8/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Mary McCarthy
Learn ways to incorporate the principals of meditation into the practice of journaling in a way that encourages inner peace and works with your style of everyday living.
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 9/17/2018–10/8/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Adults Write for Children

Workshop Leader: Mathangi Subramanian
Are you a storyteller able to keep kids entertained for hours? Are you an artist who wants to find a way to put words to pictures? Then this course is for you! Explore the art of writing picture books that...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/27/2018–10/11/2018
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...
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$195.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 9/29/2018–10/27/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Hildie Block
November is National Novel Writing Month www.nanowrimo.org when 10s of thousands of writers write 50,000 word novels in 30 days! Sound like fun? IT IS! You can't start writing until November 1, but you can plan your novel before then, and d...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Mondays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 10/1/2018–10/22/2018
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 t...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Mondays
Time: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Dates: 10/1/2018–10/15/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Master
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
This course is specially designed for those of you who are ready to take your essay writing to the next level of mastery. Perhaps you have publication in mind? This is a rare opportunity for those ready to revise and polish their work to publish...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 10/5/2018–10/26/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: T. Greenwood
When writing a novel, you must know your primary characters inside and out. You need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their histories and their futures. This workshop will focus on the development of authentic ch...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 10/8/2018–10/29/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Mary McCarthy
Whether it's fiction, non-fiction, memoir, or business, humor has place in most writing styles. Participants will take a look at how to incorporate a dash of funny stuff without really trying.
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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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$115.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 10/13/2018–10/27/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Teen Workshops

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Buxton
Is the college application essay freaking you out? Let this class make it easy. Participants will talk about what makes a memorable essay and workshop everyone's first draft. Don't worry, you got this!
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$195.00
Days: 4 Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Dates: 10/24/2018–11/14/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Tara Campbell
Let's get ekphrastic! Reinvigorate your writing using art as your muse. Participants will engage in visual analysis of a different work of art each week, uncovering personal connections to the piece and responding in poetry or prose....
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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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