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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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Online Workshops
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 1/12/2018– 3/2/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
This workshop will clarify the process of writing a novel. It will focus on everything from generating ideas to developing characters to establishing point of view. Participants will discuss many elements of fiction (dialogue, scene, etc.) but the empha...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 1/22/2018– 3/12/2018
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 materi...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 1/22/2018– 2/15/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
Over the course of four weeks, participants will learn the 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. Everyone will have the opportunity to work...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Dates: 1/29/2018–3/19/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Bianca Stone
In this eight week online workshop, writers will look at examples of traditional and non-traditional nature poems, and explore the powerful use of looking outside oneself to get at complex themes. Nature poems need-not be singing praise to the underside of a rose petal! But what i...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 2/5/2018–2/26/2018
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 a...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Dates: 2/6/2018–3/27/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Dave Singleton
What's your story? What are the tales that you've been dying to tell, but haven't had the time or structure to put pen to paper? Get started and write about your life in this hands-on, practical course in which you'll write 4 pieces in 8 weeks and get individual ...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 2/12/2018–3/5/2018
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
Want to submit your work but don’t know where to start? Publishing in magazines before sending out a novel helps make your query stand out. This online workshop will discuss what editors are looking for in submissions, how to read and "translate" a l...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 2/23/2018–3/16/2018
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 characters. Parti...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 2/26/2018–4/16/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Bianca Stone
In this eight-week online class participants will be juxtaposing two art forms: poetry and image, giving a new and unique experience to the poetic voice. The class will look at examples of "poetry comics," discuss them, and create work based on those weekly fi...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 3/5/2018–4/9/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
In this six week online workshop, writers will explore why form is relevant for contemporary poets, and how everyone can take advantage of form to strengthen both traditional and free-verse poems. Poetic form isn’t just meter and rhyme--it encompasses a diverse range of...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 3/5/2018–3/26/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Jennifer McGuiggan
Writing stories from your life is about more than recording a series of events; it's about creating meaning and connection with readers. Whether you're writing personal essays, memoir, or blog posts, how do you write beyond what happe...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 4/6/2018–4/27/2018
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 four week online workshop, participants will study the architecture of a novel and devise plans for plotting their novels. Required texts: Hooked by Les Edge...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 4/6/2018–4/27/2018
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 characters. Participants will examine cha...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 4/16/2018–5/7/2018
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Mathangi Subramanian
Do you have a memoir, novel, or chapbook trapped inside you? Set it free with this course introducing the basic elements of creative writing through a series of fun and interactive activities. Every week, participants will read examples of fiction, nonfiction, an...
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