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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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Nonfiction
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$50.00
Days: 1 Friday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 5/4/2018–5/4/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Susan Tiberghien
To enter into the mystery of Zen, we need to let go of distractions and open our eyes. What we see clearly, we will write clearly. Participants will focus first on journal writing, looking for seeds for life stories, then on how to writ...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 5/12/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
While memoir writing focuses on real events and people, crafting memoir and life writing involves the use of fictional techniques: dialog, scene, summary, character development...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 5/14/2018–7/2/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Christopher Linforth
Over the course of eight weeks, participants will be reading and writing in several sub-genres of creative nonfiction including memoir, essay, literary journalism, and the epistolary form. This online class focuses on generating new materia...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 5/16/2018–7/11/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Ellen Herbert
This workshop is dedicated to culling the life stories you need to tell from the complicated tangle of memory. Participants will explore “true writing,” employing literary techniques such as dialogue, setting, time, and place...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 5/21/2018–6/25/2018
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 workshop, participants will explore the creative nonfiction of trauma survi...
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$195.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 5/24/2018–6/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Bijan C. Bayne
The purpose of this course is to instruct aspiring magazine and newspaper freelancers in how to construct a destination or hotel a...
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$195.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/2/2018–6/16/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Everyone has a story to tell, but how do you transform events in your life into art? The personal essay shares a lot with memoir, but is its own delightful and ancient...
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$270.00
Dates: 6/4/2018–7/9/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Emily Rich
Having a great story is just the first step to writing a compelling piece of memoir. In this class, participants will explore what takes a piece of personal writing “from draft to craft,” looking at elements such as character development, incorporating sensory detail, and writing in scenes. Writers wi...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/12/2018–7/24/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
Narrative nonfiction is a genre in which the facts are used to tell the story. It's also the sort of writing that is used to tell about a discovery or how an event unfo...
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$195.00
Days: 1 Monday-Friday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/25/2018–6/29/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Marilyn W. Smith
This week-long workshop invites participants to draft one short memoir utilizing the elements of memoir presented in class. Class time will be spent on disc...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Dates: 6/27/2018–8/8/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Sara Mansfield Taber
Writing is “a careful act of construction,” William Zinsser notes. “You must know what the essential tools are and what job they are designed to do.” This is a w...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 8/23/2018–8/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
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: writ...
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