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Fiction I

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

This workshop is designed to help find the stories you were meant to write, and to begin to develop the craft you’ll need to tell them. Where do stories come from? To begin with, they come from memories, associations, and concerns within you. We’ll do some exercises to help you uncover these germs of an idea for a story, and turn them into fiction....

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$270

6 sessions

Getting Started: Creative Writing

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

In this eight-week workshop, beginning and intermediate writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry.  Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be followed by a critique of each student’s assignment. During our eight-weeks, participants will...

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$360

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Playwriting: Intermediate/Advanced

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

This workshop is intended for anyone looking to sharpen their playwriting skills in a workshop setting. Participants are encouraged to explore their writing through ten-minute plays, one-acts, or full-length plays. The focus of the workshop will be on reading and responding to each other’s work using feedback strategies outlined by the instructor....

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$360

8 sessions

Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal

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

Whether you have a great idea, a few sample pages, or a finished manuscript, this workshop will help you bring it all together in a proposal that conveys your work and vision! In two two-hour sessions, participants will explore the proper structure and purpose of a nonfiction proposal, and the process for obtaining a literary agent. Classes will be...

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$80

2 sessions

Beginners 2 (A1)

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

This course goes further in grammar to cover irregular verbs, modal verbs, the past tense and improve your use of adjectives and prepositions. You will talk about daily activities including leisure, inviting or accepting/declining invitations, describing your home, expressing possession and doubts. Unit 3, 4 and the beginning of 5 of Italian Project...

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$280

11 sessions

Applying For the M.F.A.

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

What are the different options for the serious study of writing, and which is right for you?  This one day class will answer your many questions and give details about options such as low residency programs, genre-focused writing programs, and M.A.s. Writers will discuss how to choose the best path for them, and learn tips and tricks to prepare...

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$50

A Crash Course in Prosody

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

Why do so many poems being written today sound like prose broken up into lines? A familiarity with prosody, the study of the patterns of rhythm and sound in poetry, is essential if you want to make your poems sound more musical.  In this class we will review the basics of meter and scansion and learn how to discover and develop rhythmic patterns...

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$80

Great Beginnings

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

Because literary agents and acquiring editors for publishing houses are so overwhelmed with submissions, they often judge a short story, novella, or novel by a quick read of the work's opening pages. How does a writer ensure the person judging their work will read past page 2?  Learn effective options for providing a strong hook and riveting...

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$50

Fiction II

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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$360

8 sessions

The Extreme Novelist

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

Can't find the time/energy/inspiration to get your novel written? This popular course, developed by the author of the book by the same name, will help you complete a rough draft in just eight weeks. Writers will receive the encouraging guidance of professional writing coach Kathryn Johnson (author of over 40 published novels). Each participant will...

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$360

9 sessions

Writing For TV & Film

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

Boot Camp for Writers

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

This course is for individuals who want to tone up their writing muscles so they can go the distance. Each class will begin with a short warm up exercise followed by a prompt for a longer piece. We will then focus on specifics like effective beginnings, creative prose, and strong conclusions.  Participants will also learn how to avoid common...

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$270

6 sessions

Lunch Time Lit

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

Lunch Time Lit is a short, free program for professionals that offers advice and expertise to writers. This season, mentor Patty Alper will discuss the publishing process and that big question once you get published, "Now what?"    Participants are invited to bring their own bagged lunch. Refreshments will be provided. Join Patty Alper...

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Precision In Language

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

Learn the skills to identify precisely the right word to express your meaning, feeling, or subtext. We’ll look at examples in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and discuss what makes an expression fresh rather than expected, where and how to find the mot juste (the exact, appropriate word), and why precision can succeed in getting your work noticed. ...

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$50

Audiobooks 101

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

Have you always wondered how to publish your book on Amazon and Audible?  This workshop is designed to answer your questions and help you take your manuscript from page to Internet. Hear from audiobook authors about their journeys in this one day roundtable workshop.  Devices will be provided.

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$145
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