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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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Fiction
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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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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 5/8/2018–5/15/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Brenda W. Clough
Vampires, zombies, and halflings with swords! Come pick a world and write in it! The first session of this workshop will be devoted to the basics of fiction and st...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 5/12/2018–5/19/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Teen Writing

Workshop Leader: Brenda W. Clough
Vampires, zombies, and halflings with swords! Come pick a world and write in it! The first session of this workshop will be devoted to the basics of fiction...
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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 Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 5/15/2018–6/5/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Caroline Bock
Write four stories (or more) in four weeks! Start with flash and move to full-length short fiction. Participants will explore the elements of character, setting, plot, a...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: 5/16/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This one day workshop gives writers 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 ...
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$100.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 5/19/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This day-long workshop will deconstruct and demystify the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. Go all the way from getting the start of an idea to getting...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 5/23/2018–7/18/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Con Lehane
In this workshop writers will concentrate on developing and enriching their works-in-progress. Whether your bent is the short story or the novel, comedy or traged...
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$65.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Dates: 5/30/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This one day workshop gives writers 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. Participants ...
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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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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 6/9/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This day-long workshop will deconstruct and demystify the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. Go all the way from getting the start of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way you'll learn ...
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$215.00
Days: 5 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/2/2018–6/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Buxton
This four session workshop will feature four intensives in fiction’s building blocks: plot, dialogue, character, and point of view. Consisting of in-...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Monday
Time: 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Dates: 6/4/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Participants will bring a revised draft of a story to this workshop that they would like to improve. The class will focus on what it means to "see again" (revision) a piece...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 6/6/2018–8/1/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
This follow-up course to the popular Extreme Novelist is intended for writers serious about their publication goals. Participants will focus on revision and learn ways...
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$195.00
Days: 5 Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Dates: 6/6/2018–7/18/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alex Smith
Generate fear and tension in your work, while daring your reader to plunge forth into the darkness you create! Participants will read and discuss three selected stories in th...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/6/2018–6/6/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
Where will your writing go if you let it go off the map? In this generative workshop, participants will write from a timed prompt and then share for positive c...
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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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$80.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/12/2018–6/19/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Aaron Hamburger
You want to take your writing to the next level, but no matter how hard you work, you feel as if you're spinning your wheels and you can't quite figure out why. Or m...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 6/13/2018–6/13/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Julie Wakeman-Linn
Before your story heads out to an editor, add the finishing touches to the opening sentence, the closing paragraph, and to the syntax and imagery for publica...
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$360.00
Days: 5 Saturdays
Time: 10:30 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/16/2018–7/14/2018
Location: Hill Center
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Nicole Miller
Beginnings are the last part of a novel which is set before a manuscript can be called truly finished, and yet for readers and literary agents, it is the first thing they see, and so makes the greatest impression. Famously, som...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 6/16/2018–6/16/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Writing a novel involves a huge commitment of time and energy. But it doesn't need to be a daunting experience. Learn how to effectively plan your story, and maste...
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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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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 6/23/2018–6/23/2018
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 par...
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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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$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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$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 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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$80.00
Days: 2 Thursdays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 7/19/2018–7/26/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
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 fict...
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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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$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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