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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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Online Workshops
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 5/4/2018–5/25/2018
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. Req...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 5/14/2018–7/2/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Christopher Linforth
In this class participants will be reading classic and contemporary short stories, and developing their own theories and opinions on the main elements of the genre. That is: what makes a short story, and more importantly, what makes a good short...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 5/14/2018–6/4/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
Over the course of four weeks, participants will discuss four key elements of poems: image, sound, form, and realization. Writers will produce a variety of poems and learn tips for maintaining the practice of writing. Participants will have the opportunity ...
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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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$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: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/1/2018–6/22/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tara Campbell
How do you fit the world into 1,000 words or less? In this four-week online course, you'll explore the genre of flash fiction and create your own compact masterpiece. Topics include the elements of fiction, fundamentals of storytelling within the...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/4/2018–6/25/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Carolyn Clark
In just four weeks each participant in this online workshop will become immersed in relevant details from the Olympic pantheon. Writers will share guided-research stories (drawn from primary sources offered through reliable online libraries). During the...
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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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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/11/2018–7/2/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Mathangi Subramanian
If you could write to anyone, anywhere, anytime, what story would you tell, and how would you tell it? Using sample texts ranging from The Perks of Being a Wallflower to The Color Purple, participants of this online workshop will examine how aut...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/18/2018–8/6/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Christopher Linforth
In this class, participants will be examining the qualities of good writing and good storytelling. After a recap on the basic elements of short fiction, writers will take a fresh look at contemporary and classic stories alike. Each week part...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/18/2018–7/23/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Hildie Block
In this six-week writing workshop, participants will share and workshop their writing while learning secrets to the craft of short stories -- plot, character, dialogue, setting, and more! Let this be the summer you get writing! Required text: Best American ...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/25/2018–7/9/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Shanon Lee
Do you struggle to find a home for your writing in today's competitive market? Are you transitioning from print to digital media? In three weeks, participants will learn the elements of a perfect pitch. This class will cover generating...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/29/2018–8/17/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
Have you always wanted to write a novel but didn't know where to start? This online workshop will focus on everything from generating ideas to developing characters to establishing point of view. Participants will learn some of the many elements of ficti...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 6/29/2018–8/13/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
A virtual fiction writing camp for teens! Whether you are interested in writing short stories or novels, in this workshop, we will cover a broad range of topics: getting started, keeping going, and revising that finished product. But mo...
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$100.00
Days: 2 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/2/2018–7/9/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Kris Spisak
So often the best of stories are held back not by the author’s creativity but by common typos, cliché phrasings, and vague descriptions that don’t hook the reader as much as they could. How can an opening go beyond what readers have seen before? H...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/30/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tara Campbell
If you've dabbled in flash fiction, but need a spark of inspiration for new stories, this four-week online course is for you! After a brief review of the techniques of flash, participants will write to prompts, generate new ideas, and workshop st...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 8/6/2018–8/27/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
Want to submit your work to magazines but don't know how? In this workshop, participants will learn about what literary magazines are, what editors are looking for in submissions, tips on how to get the most out of a lit mag, and the secre...
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