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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

TWC is excited to announce that we're launching a new website in early 2019! In addition to refreshing our look, the site is specifically designed to streamline and simplify class registration. 

In the meantime: 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.

Poetry
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Dates: 2/16/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Have some poems on life-support? All of us do. Poems that start out strong—and then stall for one reason or another. In this class, you’ll learn a variety of techniques and exercises that can breathe new life into your old drafts. A couple of you will volu...
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$65.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 2/16/2019
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs
So much of our self-definition rests on who we love and desire, as well as all those loves lost. But when trying to translate those honest sentences—"I love you," "I want you," or "Here's why our love won't work"—i...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 3/2/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sue Ellen Thompson
Assonance, consonance, alliteration, internal rhyme—they’re often called “sound effects,” and they are among the most basic and essential tools that all poets should know how to use. This workshop will focus on how certain vowel or consonant soun...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Saturdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 3/9/2019–4/13/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Judith Harris
This workshop will focus on how autobiography mediates and revivifies past events that surface in some perfected, universalized form. Through writing prompts, and mini-lectures on poetic craft and history of the genre, participants will learn ...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Weeks
Dates: 3/11/2019–3/25/2019
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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 listening for the natural rhythms of speech can strengthen your writi...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 3/18/2019–4/8/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Bennie Herron
Hip Hop is loved, hated, and misunderstood. Participants in this online workshop will analyze and compare lyrics that fall in line with the poetic heritage.
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Dates: 4/1/2019–4/22/2019
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Marianne Murphy
Writing haiku helps us recognize and capture the beautiful moments in our daily lives. We will explore ancient and contemporary haiku traditions, navigate a series of meditative haiku-writing exercises, and dive into some creative journaling and visual art techniques to expan...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dates: 4/6/2019–4/27/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Maritza Rivera
What do dead poets, spoken word, and us have in common? Come explore the universal themes of food, work, love, and loss from different points of view to find out.
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$135.00
Days: 3 Weeks
Dates: 4/8/2019–4/22/2019
Location: Online
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
If you’ve taken the Sonnet or Villanelle Intensives, or worked on sonnets and villanelles before, here's an opportunity to build on your knowledge and skills. With the help of a widely published author of sonnets and villanelles, you’ll further explore how rhyme, meter, and "received...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 5/4/2019
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sue Ellen Thompson
Poets and poems are often remembered for their opening lines, but is there a “right” or at least a “better” way to begin a poem? In this workshop, participants will explore some of the ways in which poets have traditionally chosen to open their p...
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