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The Writer's Center Workshop Registration

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Nonfiction
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Dates: 8/23/2018
Location: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Professional Writing and Publishing

Workshop Leader: Hank Wallace
Lead with the future -- not background. That's the most important of eight journalism skills that will transform your writing. The others: write your rea...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Dates: 9/11/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
Are you feeling ready to send off a piece of creative nonfiction, memoir, or personal essay to literary journals and magazines, but want to give a final polishing? Whether you've already published or not, this workshop will afford you the chance "to see...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Dates: 9/12/2018–10/31/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Emily Rich and Desirée Magney
Having a great story is just the first step to writing a compelling piece of memoir. In this class, participants will explore what takes a piece of personal writing “fro...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Weeks
Dates: 9/17/2018–10/22/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Shanon Lee
Whether you are revisiting a traumatic experience to organize your memories, work through emotions, or empower others – writing about painful moments can be cathartic. In this six-week online workshop, participants will explore the creativ...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Dates: 9/22/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Laura Oliver
In Micro, anecdotes of under 500 words tell a life story one moment at a time. The skill is to choose ground worth reporting on and to learn how to tease out why the memory matters, so it delivers an emotional charge and creates a universal connection....
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$270.00
Days: 6 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/24/2018–10/29/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
Narrative Nonfiction uses the facts to write the story. It's the sort of story you see that is a feature in a periodical or newspaper. In this six-week class you'll learn about the craft behind this type of writing, read some samples...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Weeks
Dates: 9/24/2018–11/12/2018
Location: Online
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Christopher Linforth
This online workshop will have participants read and write in several sub-genres of creative nonfiction, including memoir, essay, literary journalism, and the epistolary form. The class focuses on generating new materia...
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$270.00
Days: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 9/26/2018–10/31/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
This six-week course takes off where we left off in Narrative II. Special topics to discuss will be the narrative thread, structure, scenes, characters, dialogue, and revision. There will be time each week to share works in progress.
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$135.00
Days: 3 Mondays
Time: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Dates: 10/1/2018–10/15/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Master
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
This course is specially designed for those of you who are ready to take your essay writing to the next level of mastery. Perhaps you have publication in mind? This is a rare opportunity for those ready to revise and polish their work to publish...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 10/4/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Christine Koubek
Submitting personal essays is quite different from submitting other types of nonfiction, not only in the way you query, but also in the vast array of publications that publish them. In this workshop, you'll learn about the unique ...
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$360.00
Days: 8 Tuesdays
Time: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Dates: 10/9/2018–12/11/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: All Levels
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Sara Mansfield Taber
In this workshop participants will read and discuss memoirs, stories, essays, letters, and poetry written by women about their lives as girls and mature women. Mining these readings for perspectives on what it means to be a woman, the ...
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$360.00
Note: Please do not enroll before being accepted
Days: 8 Saturdays
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 10/13/2018–12/8/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: William O'Sullivan
This workshop is for writers who have a good understanding of what a personal essay is, are open to exploring further the many forms a personal essay can take, and are alrea...
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$195.00
Days: 1 Week (Monday-Friday)
Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Dates: 10/22/2018–10/26/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Marilyn W. Smith
This week-long daytime writing class will introduce writers to key elements of stories and memoir. Beginners and intermediates writers will explore character development, dialogue, senses, scenes, and the narrati...
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$50.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dates: 11/3/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Lynn Auld Schwartz
Whether you want to write a memoir, blog, college essay, letter to your granddaughter, or use your own life as the basis for fiction, life story writing requires that we tell where we come from and who we are. Learn to identify your ...
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$225.00
Days: 5 Mondays
Time: 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Dates: 11/12/2018–12/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Gina Hagler
Narrative Nonfiction uses the facts to write the story. In this five-week class you’ll work on your own piece of narrative nonfiction, using the work of respected authors to examine the way they handle openings, transitions, and more. Note: No m...
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$115.00
Days: 1 Saturday
Time: 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Dates: 11/17/2018
Location: Bethesda
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Genre(s): Nonfiction

Workshop Leader: Alyce Miller
This class is designed for personal essayists (memoirists, too) who want to fine-tune work they've already revised at least once, but now really want to polish. The workshop leader will email you a few days before the class with more infor...
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