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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 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/24/2017
Location: 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Are you stuck in the middle of your novel? Don't know how to grow the tale? You're not alone. Most authors find the middles of their stories the hardest to write. Writers who fail to finish their books often report that they began l...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/24/2017
Location: 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
A day-long workshop that deconstructs and demystifies the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. We'll go all the way from getting the nub of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along the ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Dates: 6/27/2017–8/22/2017
Location: 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Sara Mansfield Taber
Virginia Woolf once said "Nothing has really happened until it has been recorded." This is a workshop for those wishing to keep a lively record of their experiences and reflections—a class for travelers, journal-keepers, ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/27/2017–8/22/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Eager to learn more about the mechanics of poetry or re-kindle your writing practice? Deepen your experience with poetry with a focus on craft. In this class, each session will be devoted to an aspect of craft (line, sound, imagery, form). We'll al...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Fridays
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/7/2017–7/28/2017
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Jenny J. Chen
Learn to pitch local and national magazines, get bylines, and get paid for your work! We’ll drill down into the mechanics of selling your articles and essays, from how to research markets to marketing yourself. We’ll also talk about how to overcome pitch-bl...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/8/2017–8/26/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Essay

Workshop Leader: William O'Sullivan
This workshop is for writers who have a good understanding of what a personal essay is, are open to exploring further the many forms a personal essay can take, and are already working seriously in the genre. Our focus will be part...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday/Sunday
Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Dates: 7/8/2017–7/9/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Basil White
If you can read this and you can laugh, you can write humor! Learn the basic psychology of how your brain gets a joke to discover what's "gettable" about your subject matter, real or fictional, for humor writing or other ironic purposes. This...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/10/2017–7/31/2017
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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 are fun...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/10/2017–7/31/2017
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
Over the course of four weeks, we’ll discuss four key elements of poems: image, sound, form, and realization. Participants will produce a variety of poems and learn tips for maintaining the practice of writing. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop and rev...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/10/2017–8/14/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Want to write some of your best poems while learning a ton about craft? In this fun, encouraging class, students will learn and practice a variety of forms. You’ll receive helpful feedback from the instructor and get lots of tips for wr...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/12/2017–8/30/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Can't find the time/energy/inspiration to get your novel written? This popular course, developed by the author of the book by the same name, will help you complete a rough draft in just eight weeks. Participants must commit to...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/12/2017–8/16/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Con Lehane
In this workshop, we’ll concentrate on writing stories—those things with beginnings, middles, and ends— that delve into the human spirit to reveal to us who we are. Participants will examine such craft elements as character, plot, point...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Dates: 7/15/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Here's an opportunity either to improve your sonnet skills or to write your first one. With the help of a widely published author of sonnets, villanelles, and other poems, you'll read several classic and contemporary examples and then -- with o...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/15/2017–7/29/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Development

Workshop Leader: Cara Seitchek
Learn how to write proposals to request grants from funders. This workshop will cover how to research prospective funders, the elements of a good proposal, and how to approach funders. Proposal writing is a practical skill th...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/18/2017–8/8/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Adults Write for Children

Workshop Leader: Caroline Bock
Ready to begin your young adult novel? The young adult category is one of the most sought-after in the publishing world. In this four-week intensive course, participants will work on jumpstarting their novel and developing an ...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Thursdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/20/2017–7/27/2017
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 ...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/22/2017–8/26/2017
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Solveig Eggerz
Discover and deepen your stories. Using a variety of pre-writing activities, including mapping and telling, that gently lead to actual writing, participants will discover and enhance the stories that reside in their memories. Class...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Dates: 7/22/2017 NEW DATE
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Here's an opportunity either to improve your villanelle skills or to write your first one. With the help of a widely published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other poems, you'll read several classic and contemporary examples and t...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/25/2017–8/1/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Development

Workshop Leader: Eva Langston Patrone
To get a book published by a major publishing house you first need an agent. In this class you will learn what an agent does and where to find the right one for you. After studying sample query letters, you’ll practice wr...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: 7/26/2017
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
A practical 16-point plan that takes you from the mere germ of an idea all the way through the creative process, with an eye on getting a finished book into the hands of potential fans. We'll discuss how to transform the nub of an idea into a book...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/28/2017–8/18/2017
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 characters. Partic...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/28/2017–8/18/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: T. Greenwood
Whether participants are planners or writers who fly by the seats of their pants, a novel still needs structure. In this workshop, participants will study the architecture of a novel and devise plans for plotting their novels.
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/29/2017
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
A day-long workshop that deconstructs and demystifies the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. We'll go all the way from getting the nub of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way you'll ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/29/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
It's often said that without conflict there is no story. It also holds true that strengthening the conflict in any type of fiction will bump up the tension and turn a limp, ordinary tale into an extraordinary adventure that will keep readers turni...
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$315.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/5/2017–8/19/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Stage and Screen

Workshop Leader: John M. Weisksopf
Producers, directors, and agents are busy. Their inboxes are filled with scripts and pitches. A screenwriter has 2-3 pages to grab the executive, producer, or agent’s interest, and ten pages to set the hook. This workshop with sh...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 8/5/2017–8/26/2017
Location: 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, MD 20815
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Maritza Rivera
What is your favorite meal? What was your first job? What customs and traditions do you follow? Although these may sound like security questions, these and other topics will unlock commonalities among all cultures, an...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Dates: 8/5/2017
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
Vladimir Nabokov once said, “style and structure are the essence of a book. Great ideas are hogwash.” In this one day workshop, participants will look closely at the smaller units which make up great writing—the right word, the elegant turn of p...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 8/7/2017–8/28/2017
Location: Online
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
This workshop provides 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 research publishers...
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$100.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/12/2017
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
Edith Wharton once wrote “the story-teller’s first care is to choose [the] reflecting mind [of a story] deliberately, as one would choose a building-site, or decide upon the orientation of one’s house, and when this is done, to live inside the mind...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 8/19/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Stage and Screen

Workshop Leader: Richard Washer
In this session we will discuss, explore, and attempt to demystify one of the more personal and varied aspects of a creative writer’s craft: process. We will look at some strategies for getting started, exploring a first draft, self-criticism...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 8/26/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Stage and Screen

Workshop Leader: Richard Washer
Writing for the stage offers opportunities for writers to explore and be inspired by theatrical tools that can make a play unique and exciting for an audience to attend. In this workshop we will look at the various components that go into sta...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 8/31/2017
Location: 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, Md 201815
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Development

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), ...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 10/3/2017–10/24/2017
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Development

Workshop Leader: Katherine Pickett
With so many viable options to have your book published, how do you know which one is right for you and your book? In this class, participants will explore the wide range of publishing options and evaluate their pros ...
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