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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

Register for The Writer's Center workshops! Members, please log in to view the member rate. Please note that it may take our website up to 2 days to process a new membership. New members may not be able to view member-discounted prices during that timePlease view our refund policy before you register. If you have accessibility needs, please review our accommodations and services and let us know how we can assist you prior to the workshop start date.

Fiction
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 11/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Sooner or later, you will need to write a plot synopsis of your story. Synopses help the author stay confident and on track while writing, but still allow for creative change. They also are an essential tool for marketing your story—whether it’s ...
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 12/8/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
The best way to hone your writing is to read, read, read. In this one-day session, participants will focus on discussing specific readings through the lens of craft elements to see how other writers manage point of view, time, place, character, dialo...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 11/28/2018–12/12/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
You have a great idea for a story. Do you dive in and just begin writing, or start by drafting an outline? Are you a born planner or a writer who loves to discover stories organically (i.e., a pantser)? Understanding how to structure a...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 12/1/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Victoria Kelly
Facing a blank page can be one of the hardest things about writing. But the beginning of your story or novel will often determine whether a reader keeps reading. Bring your first page to this workshop, or come to learn from scratch.Participants will ...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Dates: 12/1/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Master
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
This special workshop is designed specifically for advanced writers, interested in publishing or taking their work to the next step, who would like to share revised work that could benefit from “fresh eyes” and feedback before sending it off or sharing with ...
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$80.00
Days: 2 Mondays
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 12/10/2018–12/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
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 fiction and story construction. In the second session, participants will do a ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Dates: 1/11/2019–3/1/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
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 fiction (dialogue, scene, ...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 1/11/2019–2/1/2019
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. Required texts: Hooked by...
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$135.00
Days: 2 Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 1/15/2019–1/22/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Short stories are one of the most popular and complicated literary forms, but a lot of fun to write. NOTE: Instructor will email specific information and instructions several days before class.
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$80.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Dates: 1/19/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Flash Fiction and Prose Poems are delightful and ancient forms that can also be a great way to jump-start your writing. It's not that they're easier, just shorter!
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 1/22/2019–3/12/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Buxton
This is your chance to have your work read by a range of writers and see what's working. An M.F.A.-style workshop, this eight week course will include writing exercises, prompts, outside readings, and thorough discussion of your work.
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$50.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 1/23/2019–1/23/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This workshop offers 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 will discus...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Dates: 1/26/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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'l...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 2/5/2019–3/26/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Hildie Block
Take your writing to the next level with a deeper understanding of plot, tension, and quirky characters! This eight-week writing workshop will include workshopping peer stories in class as well as reading from the text Best American Short Stories ...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 2/6/2019–3/13/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Virginia Hartman
You’re sick of sitting alone in your room. You want some feedback you can trust, and moreover, you want to see what other good writers are doing with their fiction. This workshop will gather together people of like minds, working hard and...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 2/8/2019–3/1/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tammy Greenwood
When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their histories and their futures. This workshop will focus on the development of authentic characters. We will ...
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$65.00
Days: 1 Wednesday
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 2/20/2019
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: John DeDakis
This workshop offers 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 will discuss how ...
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$135.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Dates: 2/23/2019
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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 y...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 2/23/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Johnson
Revision is a dirty word to some writers. But you needn’t fear the challenges of polishing a manuscript before submission and publication. This fast-paced, half-day class focuses on the ten most common mistakes and concerns, often overlooked by au...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 2/27/2019–4/17/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/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 to avoid the most common issues that result in rejection. ...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 3/1/2019–3/22/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Tara Campbell
Have you ever looked at a map or a recipe and thought “there’s a story there”? No? Well, it’s time to change that. In this four-week course, participants will explore different forms of flash fiction and use them as a basis for our own, off-kilter creations. Come ready to read, ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 3/1/2019–4/19/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
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 fict...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 3/1/2019–3/22/2019
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. Required texts: Hooked by...
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