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Write Like the News

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

Lead with the future -- not background. That's the most important of eight journalism skills that will transform your writing.  The others:  write your readers' language be positive (to be both clear and upbeat) lay out logically be consistent be precise be brief choose strong verbs.  Highlights:  communicate in a crisis...

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$50

How to Keep My Brain Sharp

at McLean Community Center - McLean 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

How to Keep Your Brain Sharp (MCC) Memory loss is not an inevitable consequence of growing old. As we age, we can experience mild changes in memory, but research shows that we can maximize our memory potential no matter what our age. You are never too old, or too young, to learn how to rev up your recall. You will learn how memory works and the changes...

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$7

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World Building

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

World building is a concept that was once more the property of writing like Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Since they were “imagined” worlds – there was much work to do to get your reader “into” the world and have them understand it. Now, world building is attributed to all types of writing. It’s like setting on steroids. World building is about letting...

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$50

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Writing For Film & TV

at The Writer's Center - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

These are exciting times to be a screenwriter. With more shows and television channels than ever, the opportunities for inventive ways of storytelling increase daily. This hands-on workshop will guide beginning and intermediate screenwriters through the process of crafting a professional-grade screenplay and/or TV pilot.  Participants will examine...

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$115

How to Structure Your Book

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

Have a book in your mind but no idea where to start. Sometimes, especially when working with nonfiction or fiction the best place to start is to create a structure or outline that works. This two week workshop will give participants techniques and exercises to create that structure.  Please bring 15 copies of a one paragraph description of your...

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$135

2 sessions

Informed Opinion Writing

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

Learn how to make your writing more persuasive and more attractive! Led by former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey, this workshop will teach participants how to fashion an argument elegantly and persuasively via careful planning and precise writing. By the end of the workshop, writers can expect to be in a position to try to sell their informed...

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$215

6 sessions

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Writing as a Path to Healing

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

Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body awareness, the inner critic, using fear as a compass, and mindset magic, in combination with body awareness, breath work, and therapeutic writing exercises that get participants connected with...

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$215

6 sessions

Heartsaver CPR (no AED)

at CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING - Beltsville 10744 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

The Heartsaver® CPR course teaches CPR and relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices (pocket mask) for all ages.

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$60

Heartsaver CPR (AED)

at CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING - Beltsville 10744 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

The Heartsaver® 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.

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$60

Writing About Place

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

Participants in this workshop will share their projects and discuss short readings from a variety of genres, including journalism, poetry, memoir, and fantasy. We will discuss the various ways to establish an immersive sense of place in your writing, including historical context, natural description, dialogue, and more. Participants will gain a friendly,...

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$115

3 sessions

Plant Nite: Beer or Wine - Be My Valentine

at Yaymaker - Capitol Hill 723 8th St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Plant Nite: Dig, drink and be merry Create and decorate a succulent arrangement or tiny terrarium. Dig in for two lively hours of creativity, drinking and laughing with the group. Cultivate your creativity, naturally. Our gifted growers will guide you step-by-step as you make a mini Zen garden, succulent arrangement, or tiny terrarium. Yaymaker...

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$49

Writing Persuasively for Publication

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

Learn how to pack a powerful punch when writing to persuade! This six week workshop focuses on the process of crafting newspaper op-eds and written speeches, but participants will be shown how to apply those same strategies to creating smaller-scale persuasive documents, such as memos and emails where they are taking a position or making a request...

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$270

6 sessions

Literature And Culture: Saturnalia

at Casa Italiana Language School - Foggy Bottom 1776 G St NW Ste 107, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

This book tells the story of the tenth case of Publio Aurelio Stazio in 46AD in Rome.  Saturnalia is the equivalent of modern day “Carnival” in the time of ancient Rome.  It is a time when everything transforms to opposites and all becomes a game. All, that is, except crime!  Follow a new and surprising...

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$370

14 sessions

Literature And Culture: Baudolino

at Casa Italiana Language School - Foggy Bottom 1776 G St NW Ste 107, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

This novel is about the adventures of a young talented peasant boy named Baudolino. It takes place in the Christian word of the 12th century. Emperor Frederik “Barbarossa” tried to subdue the independent city-states of Northern Italy. And after the emperor died, Baudolino and his friends took a long journey in search of the kingdom of Priester...

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$370

14 sessions

The Final Stop Artist Talk

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Artist Rick Araluce discusses his installation The Final Stop, which transforms a 2,300 square-foot gallery at the Renwick into an abandoned subway platform, creating the illusion of an eerie subterranean world. He describes the details he incorporates into his large-scale works and explains his intense engagement with materials.

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