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THE WRITER'S CENTER IS TEMPORARILY RELOCATING DURING OUR RENOVATIONS IN SUMMER 2018

INFORMATION ON THE NEW VENUE FOR BETHESDA WORKSHOPS

 

The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/23/2018–6/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Good syntax—how words are stacked to build sentences and meaning—is one of the key strategies to create an effective poem. This class will teach participants how to arrange...
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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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$65.00
Days: 1 Monday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/25/2018–6/25/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Adults Write for Children

Workshop Leader: Peter Mandel
Having a children's book published in today's tough market may seem like an impossible dream. In reality, getting your book idea into shape and into print can hinge on just the right advice from a pro. Do you need an agent?...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/27/2018–6/27/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
Shake up your neurons. Try a new technique to generate stories. What would you write about a single red glove, Arizona, and a Rwandan refugee? Or some combin...
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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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$80.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/28/2018–6/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
When should material in fiction and nonfiction deserve a full scene, and when is it better served by summary? Participants will explore the pacing and rhyt...
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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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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/30/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
The characters we love most in literature are often the most flawed. Some of them we empathize deeply with, some of them we outright hate. In this workshop participants ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/30/2018–6/30/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
You may think you don't have the time, energy, or inspiration to write because of your hectic lifestyle. Wrong! Join us for coffee and pastries, and learn what...
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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: 1 Monday-Thursday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/12/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Caroline Bock
Write your stories in this four session workshop! Focus on character, setting, plot, and dialogue to write a story ready to submit to local and national tee...
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$195.00
Note: New Dates
Days: 1 Monday-Friday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/13/2018
Location: The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St Bethesda, Md 20815
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 discussion, ...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/9/2018–7/16/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: John Lingan
Whether you have a great idea, a few sample pages, or a finished manuscript, this workshop will help you bring it all together in a proposal that c...
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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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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018–7/10/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Laura Di Franco
Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body ...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018–7/17/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules
How do you capture the essence of an experience on a single page? Can a childhood memory be used as a metaphor? Learn techniques for capturing a story in a narrative ...
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$115.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018–7/17/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Regardless of the genre in which you write, point of view is the single most important choice a writer makes. From POV flows all the other choices: language, event, i...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/10/2018-7/31/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Hildie Block
This 4 -week short story/novel/essay/memoir workshop will have you creating stories that start with something exciting! We'll work on where stories start, how they are flesh out, and when they end, always with the focus on that ...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 7/11/2018–8/15/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sandra Beasley
Write poems that come alive: bright, specific, and taking risks on the page. Each workshop will lead off with a guided close reading of one or two contemporary poems, talking about each poet's strategies; from there we'll segu...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/14/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St Bethesda Md
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your villanelle skills, or write your very first one. With the help of a widely published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other poems, you'll read classic and contemporary examples to see ...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Saturdays
Time: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/14/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: 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...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/14/2018–7/14/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
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 tur...
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$145.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/21/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Patricia Gray
Want to try creative writing but don't know where to start? This workshop will help you begin by exploring imaginative forms of writing in a supportive environment. Fun prompts will help circumvent the analytic brain and give creativity ...
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$115.00
Days: 3 Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 7/25/2018–8/8/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules
How do you capture the essence of an experience on a single page? Can a childhood memory be used as a metaphor? Learn techniques for capturing a story in a nar...
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$100.00
Days: 2 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:15 PM
Dates: 7/16/2018–7/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Eva Langston
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 t...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Baffled by line breaks? Unsure what makes a good line have integrity and muscle? In this class, we’ll explore how line length affects pace and content and how good line bre...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018
Location: The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St Bethesda Md 20815
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
For those who have taken the Sonnet Crash Course and/or Villanelle Crash Course, or who have worked on sonnets and villanelles before, here's an opportunity to build on your knowledge and skills. With the help of...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 7/28/2018–7/28/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Have you submitted whole or partial manuscripts to agents, publishers, or anthology editors—only to have your work swiftly rejected or ...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 8/1/2018–8/1/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Together we'll dispel all the silly myths about the college essay to help you find your voice and craft a solid college essay that admissions committees will be deli...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/4/2018–8/4/2018
Location: Hill Center
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 t...
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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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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:o0 PM
Dates: 8/11/2018–8/11/2018
Location: The Writer's Center 4508 Walsh St Bethesda Md 20815
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your ear for meter, and fine-tune your understanding of how meter works in poetry. Have you ever wondered how scanning the lines of your first draft can make for a better poem? Do you know why l...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/11/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Nicole E. Miller
This workshop will reintroduce you to the elements of fairy tales and folk tales familiar to us as children, but so often transformed when we become adults—from Scheherazade to The Brothers Grimm to J.M. Barrie. In class discussion will examine w...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 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: write your rea...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 8/18/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
"Let us think about this for a moment. A stranger enters a room. How do we immediately begin to take his measure?" James Wood asks in How Fiction Works. The novelist, and the memoirist answer. While it takes “a very few brushstrokes to get a por...
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