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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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Online Workshops
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 9/25/2017–11/13/2017
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Christopher Linforth
Participants will read classic and contemporary short stories, and develop their own theories and opinions on the constituent elements of the genre. That is: what makes a short story, and more importantly, what makes a good short story. Throug...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 9/25/2017–10/16/2017
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
This workshop provides participants with the tools for forming and submitting poetry chapbooks. Lessons will focus on identifying what makes a chapbook, exploring your voice in the chapbook medium, choosing and ordering poems within your chapbook and rese...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 9/25/2017–11/13/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Selena Anderson
In this course, writers will focus on the two major elements of fiction that always keep readers coming back for more: character and voice. Participants will study authors of contrasting styles who have expertly crafted their own unique voices and who...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/2/2017–10/23/2017
Location: Online
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Mathangi Subramanian
Do you have a memoir, novel, or chapbook trapped inside you? Set it free with this course introducing the basic elements of creative writing through a series of fun and interactive activities. Every week, participants will rea...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/2/2017–10/23/2017
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Mathangi Subramanian
Are you a journalist, novelist, essayist, or fictionista looking for inspiration? Why not try poetry? In this course, participants will do a series of poetry exercises designed to inject their prose with lyricism, passion, humor, and emotional ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/2/2017-11/20/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Rae Bryant
Magic Realism is the sweet spot between realism and the fantastic, the form that will push your craft into new creativity. In this course, participants will read short works and excerpts from foundational magic realism authors such as Virginia Woolf, Gabriel ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/3/2017–11/21/2017
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Dave Singleton
What's your story? What are the tales that you've been dying to tell, but haven't had the time or structure to put pen to paper? Get started and write about your life in this hands-on, practical course in which you'll write four pieces in ...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/7/2017–11/11/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Mixed Genre

Workshop Leader: Jenny J. Chen
This is a prompt-based workshop that will focus on how writers can use their craft to re-connect as a explore painful experiences. Writers can work in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or hybrid genre. Each week will begin with several prompts that explore b...
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$135.00
Days: 3 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/11/2017–10/25/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Development and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Kathryn Brown Ramsperger
Find the ideal publisher for your book today! Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the way one writer navigated the complex map of the publishing industry; the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishi...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/16/2017–12/4/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: Selena Anderson
This course will focus on the uncanny in contemporary literary fiction. The uncanny, sometimes known speculative fiction, is often set in a landscape adjacent to the real world and invokes supernatural, gothic, magical, and/or fantastical elements to ...
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$270.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/23/2017–12/11/2017
Location: Online
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Mathias Svalina
Have you ever found yourself inspired, but can't quite get the poem right? This workshop will support your creative & personal poetic expressions by helping you to refine your unique set of writing tools. We will explore & develop the too...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 11/6/2017–11/27/2017
Location: Online
Level: Beginner
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
Over the course of four weeks, we’ll discuss four key elements of poems: image, sound, form and realization. Participants will produce a variety of poems and learn tips for maintaining the practice of writing. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop and rev...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 11/6/2017–12/11/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Tyrese L. Coleman
Writing a full story or creative essay under 1,000 words sounds like it would be easy. However, in practice, distilling memories down to essential moments is very hard. Writing flash, whether memoir or fiction, depends on concrete imagery, voice,...
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$195.00
Days: 4 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 11/10/2017–12/1/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Fiction

Workshop Leader: T. Greenwood
When writing a novel, a writer must know their primary characters inside and out. They need to understand their desires, motivations and frustrations, and their histories and futures. This workshop will focus on the development of authentic characters. P...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 11/13/2017–12/18/2017
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Meg Eden
In this workshop, we’ll explore why form is relevant for contemporary poets, and how we can take advantage of form to strengthen both traditional and free-verse poems. Poetic form isn’t just meter and rhyme--it encompasses a diverse range of vessels that poems can ...
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