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Readings in Narrative Nonfiction

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

What makes a great piece of narrative nonfiction a great piece of narrative nonfiction? Simple question. Complex answer. In this course we'll read the work of McPhee, Orleans, Skloot, Kidder, Grann, and others to identify the ways in which these masters of the genre use the elements of narrative to tell their tales.

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$135

How to Write a Book Review that’s Not Boring

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Learn how to write a book review that reads like an essay, going beyond simple recitation of plot to artfully deliver a critical assessment. This workshop will guide participants through how to structure the review; the introductory paragraph (the hook); coherent plot summary; criticism; and a strong conclusion. By the end of the workshop the participants...

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$115

5 sessions

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Public Speaking: Compelling Speeches & Presentations

at Learning Tree International - Herndon 13650 Dulles Technology Dr Ste #175, Herndon, Virginia 20171

Public speaking is required in almost every business role, but a variety of factors cause many professionals to struggle when talking in front of an audience. In this training course, you learn how to strengthen your speaking skills, build your confidence, and establish rapport with the audience — all while practicing and delivering presentations...

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$2,650

3 sessions

Heartsaver CPR/AED

at CPR, AED and Safety Education - Silver Spring 10105 Lorain Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

The Heartsaver CPR AED course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices for all ages.  This course is designed for non-healthcare providers and students receive a card good for two years.  Audience:  Law enforcement/security, lifeguards, workplace...

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$73

Writing the Modern Fairy Tale

at The Writer's Center - Capitol Hill 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

This workshop will reintroduce you to the elements of fairy tales and folk tales familiar to us as children, but so often transformed when we become adults—from Scheherazade to The Brothers Grimm to J.M. Barrie.  In class discussion will examine why we continue borrowing from this genre and elaborating upon it, tapping local legends and learned...

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$145

2 sessions

Writing Short Humor Pieces

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Have you always loved short humor pieces like you find in McSweeney's and The New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs and want to give it a try? In this workshop, we'll focus on funny conceptual humor: from parody to imagined dialogues to Decorative Gourds. We'll look at great examples of humor pieces to see what made them work, discuss online and print...

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$115

3 sessions

Before You Write Your Story

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Envision your story and discover its meaning before you actually put it on the page. Using pre-writing activities, including storytelling, participants will learn to see their story from different angles. This workshop features active engagement with the elements of Story more than listening to lecture.  At the close of the workshop, participants...

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$100

Allstar League-8-12 yr olds

at YMCA of Metropolitan Washington - Alexandria 420 E Monroe Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA, Virginia, Virginia 22301

Winter Youth Basketball League

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$90

16 sessions

From Novice to Novelist

at The Writer's Center - Capitol Hill 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

A day-long workshop that deconstructs and demystifies the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. We'll go all the way from getting the nub of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way you'll learn how to stay organized, write in the voice of the opposite sex, the art of rewriting, and how to...

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$115

The Power of Image: Learning to Write from Playing

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

The Power of Image: Learning to Write from Playing Video Games  Ezra Pound says that “the natural object is always the adequate symbol.” Visual storytelling mediums such as movies, television shows, and video games are using the natural object to do quite a bit of storytelling in a small space. Games like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Gone...

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$50

Fiction III: Revision

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

You’ve finished your first draft, put it aside, and after a suitable time, read it over. Maybe you’ve come across passages where the story flows and you’re thrilled by what you’ve created. Yet, you’ve also found passages that make you cringe: boring paragraphs of description, scenes of dialogue that don’t move the story, characters who...

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$360

8 sessions

Parents Night Out

at YMCA of Metropolitan Washington

From 6:00pm-10:00pm your kids will be supervised by a trained staff and will be playing pool games, having fun with friends, and watching a movie while being IN THE POOL! * A program membership is required for this program. * Children Must be Potty Trained * Late pick up Fee $2 per-minute * Each child will be Charged late fee after 10 PM

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$25

Doonya: The Bollywood Workout

at Saffron Dance - Arlington 3260 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

At Doonya, you will follow along to cardio and conditioning intervals of varying intensity, each activating major muscular groups of the abs, arms and legs. The energy and expressions of Bollywood-inspired music and dance will keep you smiling as you burn up to 800 calories while learning dance and fitness fundamentals. By using your own resistance...

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$25

Creating Your Book for Children

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Having a children's book published in today's tough market may seem like an impossible dream. But, in reality, getting your book idea into shape and into print can hinge on just the right advice from a pro. Do you need an agent? Should you connect with an artist? What about self-publishing? In a DC-area exclusive one-session workshop, nationally-known...

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$50

Secrets of Stage Makeup

at Sahara Dance - Tenleytown 4433 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

ou have your sweet dance moves, choreography, costume, but what about the makeup?! Proper makeup puts the finishing touch on all of your hard work and enables you to shine on stage as the fabulous dancer you are. Jessica will be sharing her personal makeup techniques for applying stage ready makeup all by yourself. Learn foundation do’s and don’ts,...

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$35
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