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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

How to Impress an Editor from Page One

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

Like it or not, your literary work is often judged based on first impressions. Join workshop leaders from three literary magazines for a hands-on session to ensure success for your short stories and essay submissions. For this class, writers will submit the opening page from one of their stories or essays to share with two editors and a publisher of...

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$50

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Intermediate 1 (B1)

at The Italian Cultural Society - Bethesda 4827 Rugby Ave Ste 301, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Units 3, 4 and 5 in “Italian Project for English Speakers 2a” are covered in this class. You will talk about trips and vacations, comparing and expressing preferences; sport, health, and giving advice. You will learn some Italian history.  Grammar: aggettivi comparativi e superlativi, passato remoto, avverbi, congiuntivo. Required supplies...

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$280

10 sessions

The Mindful Writing Workshop

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

Many of the skills we need to write vivid stories, poems, and creative non-fiction (e.g., slowing down, looking intensely and patiently at an object, precision) are directly in line with one of the hottest philosophies on the spiritual scene these days: mindfulness, a.k.a. "Be Here Now." Tortured artists of the world, throw off your chains! ...

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$80

2 sessions

The No-Homework Fiction Workshop

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

Every component of this workshop takes place in class: craft discussion, writing, editorial feedback, revision (with the option to begin second or third pieces) and advice on where to go with what you’ve produced. Participants may wish to come in with an idea or two they’d like to work on in class, or they may decide to work extemporaneously, based...

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$135

4 sessions

Technical Writing Introduction

at Learning Tree International - Rockville 1801 Rockville Pike 2nd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Successfully conveying complicated content to end users — both internal and external — is vital and can greatly enhance the value of products and services. This training course provides a complete process for planning, writing, and editing technical documents, including assessing the needs of users, selecting document formats, and making effective...

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$2,990

4 sessions

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Writing for Life: Continuing Memoir

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

This workshop will be dedicated to making your memories live on the page. Excerpts from memoirs and essays by authors such as James Baldwin, Tobias Wolff, Joan Didion, Maggie Nelson, and Lidia Yuknavitch will teach the art of scene-making. Participants will work on chapters of a longer work, or self-contained personal essays which employ elements of...

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$270

6 sessions

My Life, One Story at a Time

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

The goal in this ‘Guided Autobiography’ workshop is to capture your life experiences in six short pieces of autobiographical writing (true stories) for those who will survive you—or for yourself later in life. Knowing that you are writing not for publication but to set the record straight (in your own mind, if nothing else) may liberate you,...

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$215

6 sessions

Intermediate 2 (B2)

at The Italian Cultural Society - Bethesda 4827 Rugby Ave Ste 301, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Units 6, 7 and 8 in “Italian Project for English Speakers 2b” or "Progetto Italiano 2b" are covered in this class. You will talk about taste of music, opera, feelings, city and country, environmental initiatives and awareness, advertising, computer and new technology. Grammar: Imperativo, congiuntivo imperfetto, concordanza dei tempi con il congiuntivo,...

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$280

10 sessions

Getting Started: Creative Writing(2 Weeks)

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

Spring! This can be your time to plant seeds of creativity. Begin by exploring imaginative forms of writing in a supportive environment.  Fun prompts will help circumvent the analytic brain and give creativity a chance to thrive. You’ll find new ways to free up memories and use them as inspiration for memoir, fiction, poems, creative nonfiction,...

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$145

2 sessions

Creative Confidence:Transforming your Ideas to Reality

at General Assembly - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1133 15th St NW 8th Fl, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

Putting our ideas out in the world is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves and the planet, and sometimes, we just need a little nudge to know how to get started. This workshop is for makers of all stripes – from side hustlers to product folks to artists – who want to take their creativity to the next level. The workshop will...

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$55

Getting Started: Creative Writing(5 Weeks)

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

Participants will experiment with words, language, story telling, and poetry through interactive class activities and out of class readings and assignments.

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$270

5 sessions

Get Your Author PR Toolkit Right

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

You wrote your book! Now what?  Everyone needs effective PR tools to help sell their products, including authors. PR Consultant Cherrie Woods will help authors review their PR tools including headshots, professional bios, book synopses, websites, book covers, and social media channels. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their books

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$65

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Characters We Love...or Love to Hate

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

Learn how to breathe life into your fictional characters—protagonists, antagonists, and supporting cast. Make them so believable readers will bond with your paper people!  This workshop will teach you practical, effective ways of looking at characterization suitable to all genres. Spend a morning over coffee and pastries with professional writing...

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$50

Narrative Nonfiction II: Stories from Facts

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

Theory is great but writing is better! In this class students will have the chance to try their hand at writing narrative nonfiction.  A variety of readings and exercises will get students started. We'll also use our time to share student work each week, discuss the basics of a strong proposal, and provide feedback on any proposals that are in...

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$215

6 sessions

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