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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.

Poetry
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 9/22/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Claudia Gary
Improve your villanelle skills, or write your very first one. With the help of a widely published author of villanelles, sonnets, and other poems, you'll read classic and contemporary examples to see why they work, and then -- with or without shortcuts --...
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$225.00
Days: 5 Weeks
Time: N/A-N/A
Dates: 10/1/2018–11/4/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Katherine McCord
Explore and create Found Poems! Participants in this workshop will explore and complete different kinds of Found Poetry, such as Centos, Blackout, etc., and, alongside, explore elements of craft, such as concreteness and lineation. The instructor will...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 10/4/2018–11/8/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Melanie Figg
Get ready to have fun and learn a lot. By close reading contemporary poems—by Danez Smith, Terrance Hayes, Paula Cisewski, Diane Suess, and others—participants will better understand how poems move, work, and make use of nifty skills ...
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$135.00
Days: 4 Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 10/11/2018–11/1/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sara Burnett
Revising a poem can often be messy, maddening, and humbling, but it can become the most enjoyable part of your writing process. In this class, participants will experiment with methods to revise poems and help find new life in static material. Ea...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Saturdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 10/13/2018–11/17/2018
Location: Capitol Hill
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Judith Harris, Ph.D.
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, participan...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 10/20/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sue Ellen Thompson
Many poets writing today shy away from rhyme because they’re afraid it will make their poems sound trite or old-fashioned. In fact, knowing how to rhyme subtly and skillfully can achieve quite the opposite. In this workshop, participants will e...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 10/27/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
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 stren...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 11/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sue Ellen Thompson
Many free verse poets write for years without really understanding how a line of poetry functions and where it should end. Should it be as long as a breath, or should it end wherever there is a comma, a period, or a break in the syntax? In this...
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$80.00
Days: 3 Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Dates: 11/27/2018–12/11/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Jacqueline Jules
Is your poem ready to meet the world? Or would a little feedback help you craft something more powerful? Revise your poems and learn submission tips with an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in over 100 journals and ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 12/8/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Poetry

Workshop Leader: Sue Ellen Thompson
Poets who are putting together their first chapbook or full-length book often agonize over what they can do to make their manuscript “hang together” and grab the attention of an editor or contest judge. But there is no one approach to arranging ...
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