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Intro to Flash Fiction

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

Flash fiction (stories told in 1,000 words or less) is an exciting genre attracting increased interest in the publishing world.  This two-hour course will provide an introduction to the genre, including model examples of flash, techniques of flash, and tips for writing your own. We'll discuss where to read excellent flash, write multiple flashes...

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$50

Writing What You're Afraid to Write

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

Fear is just excitement without the breath! What if there was something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? The mission in this workshop is to help you use your fear as a compass, instead of letting it paralyze you - to help you write and share the pieces of your soul aching to be set free. Participants will explore the topics of...

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$50

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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

All About Tone

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

Robert Frost said, "It's tone I'm in love with; that's what poetry is, tone."  The ability to control tone in a poem is what makes the poet credible and his or her intention clear. But tone has not always been easy to define, let alone control. In this workshop participants will attempt to distinguish tone from voice, style, and mood.  ...

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$50

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

NaNoWriMo 101

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

Every November, thousands of writers worldwide sit down to a challenge: to write 50,000 words, or the first draft of a novel, in just thirty days.  Yes, it's crazy, and yet, books like Water for Elephants and The Night Circus were born in past years during National Novel Writing Month. Is it for you? How does it work? What are the strategies...

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$50

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creating Memorable Characters for Young Readers

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

While a good plot may intrigue, readers only become absorbed when they connect with the main character. How do you create a fictional character who will engage young readers from the first page? How can you make dialogue reveal your characterÕs personality?  Explore the elements of crafting fictional characters, both realistic and imaginary,...

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$80

2 sessions

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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