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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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Mixed Genre
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$135.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Dates: 4/28/2018
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 a variety of genres. This class also works as a fun ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 5/15/2018
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
Fear is just excitement without the breath! What if there was something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? The mission in this workshop is to help you u...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Fridays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 5/18/2018–6/22/2018
Location: The Writer's Center
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Susan Land
Come prepared to write and read your fresh narratives aloud! Participants will respond to prompts designed to generate confrontations among characters. This workshop will focus on shaping the narrative in fiction or nonfiction. Writers...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 5/26/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Stories based on real events or the lives of real people ring true. They are also among the most popular in today’s literature. Whether the tale travels back through his...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 5/26/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Virginia Hartman
Learn the skills to identify precisely the right word to express your meaning, feeling, or subtext. Participants will look at examples in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/2/2018
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 port...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 6/2/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Christine Koubek
Have you dreamed of a getaway devoted to writing? In this Saturday session, you'll learn about writers residencies and retreats. We'll discuss the pros and co...
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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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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/9/2018–6/9/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
Atmosphere can be a notoriously elusive thing. A combination of weather, feeling, and fate, it implies both the celestial and the earthbound. It impinges on plot and character, and suggests mood as well as the existence of intellect, int...
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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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$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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$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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$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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$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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