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The Writer's Center

The Writer's Center is an open membership organization of some 2,500 writers, editors, students, small-press publishers and other artists. We offer workshops year-round for writers of all ages and abilities in fiction, feature writing, essay, memoir, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting, business writing, comedy writing, and a corporate class program that we bring directly into your workplace. Workshops are offered in Bethesda, MD, Arlington, VA, Leesburg, VA, and online.

Calendar of Events
Oct 1Advanced Fiction and Memoir (8 sessions)
Oct 2Opening the Field: Introduction to Poetry (8 sessions)
Oct 26 Stories, 6 Weeks (6 sessions)
Oct 2Why Write in Forms--and How? (4 sessions)
Oct 3Agent's Advice to Aspiring Writers
Oct 3Fiction I: Intro to the Novel (online class)
Oct 4Making It Whole: Poetry Chapbook (7 sessions)
Oct 4Playwriting II (8 sessions)
Oct 5Poetry and Prose Open Mic
Oct 6Establishing Your Online Presence (online class)
Oct 6Online Poetry Workshop I (online class)
Oct 7Writing for Young Readers (6 sessions)
Oct 7Poetry Comics (online class)
Oct 7Building a Blockbuster: Screenwriting II (4 sessions)
Oct 7Screenwriting: Character Arc and Dialogue
Oct 7Write Out of Your Genre: Experimenting with New Forms (2 sessions)
Oct 9Moving Beyond Picture Books (6 sessions)
Oct 9Mix It Up: Writing + Art (2 sessions)
Oct 9Tweens Rock the Page (6 sessions)
Oct 11Literary Travel Writing
Oct 11Revision Made Easy
Oct 11Food Writing: Senses and Stories
Oct 11Getting Started in Literary Translation: Your Questions Answered
Oct 11Nonfiction for Children: The Wow Factor
Oct 12Delmarva Review Reading
Oct 13Songwriting Bootcamp (6 sessions)
Oct 13Songwriting 101 (6 sessions)
Oct 15From Working Draft to Final Copy (6 sessions)
Oct 16Fiction II (6 sessions)
Oct 17Writing the War Experience
Oct 18Elements of Fiction: Image Intensive
Oct 18Your Master Metaphor
Oct 18The Art & Craft of Screenwriting
Oct 18Sit, Stay, Write
Oct 18Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense--Oh, my!
Oct 18Looking Back, Moving Forward: Writing The Tough Stuff
Oct 19Prosody: An Introduction
Oct 19Ann Hagedorn and Frederick Foote
Oct 21Starting Fantasy Fiction (2 sessions)
Oct 21Fiction II (8 sessions)
Oct 22Translation Studio (4 sessions)
Oct 22Writing From Life (5 sessions)
Oct 23The Poetry Game
Oct 25Life Stories Intensive
Oct 26Howard Feinstein and Adele Levine
Oct 31Fiction II: Intermediate Novel (online class)
Nov 1The Muddle in the Middle
Nov 1The Retold Tale
Nov 1Children's Book Publishing 101
Nov 1How to Get Your Poetry Published
Nov 2Joram Piatigorsky and Enid Shomer
Nov 3Online Poetry Workshop II (online class)
Nov 4Poetry Primer (4 sessions)
Nov 4Screenwriting II: Marketing Your Screenplay (4 sessions)
Nov 5Developing the High-Concept Novel (3 sessions)
Nov 5Poetry I (4 sessions)
Nov 5How to Break into Travel Writing with a Story that Sells (4 sessions)
Nov 6Break Through Writer's Block and Fill Your Empty Notebooks (2 sessions)
Nov 8Imagination in the Americas: Six Modern and Contemporary Poets (6 sessions)
Nov 8Getting Started: Creative Writing (2 sessions)
Nov 8A House Made of Memory: Constructing Memoir with Scene, Summary and Musing
Nov 8Seeing Food, Work, War and Love: A Multicultural View of Poetry (4 sessions)
Nov 8Washington Writers' Publishing House Reading
Nov 8Scenes You Can't Live Without
Nov 8Using Music and Sound Elements in Poetry (Bethesda)
Nov 8Wouldn't Touch It With A Ten-Foot Pole: How To Avoid Cliché
Nov 9Undiscovered Voices Fellowship Recipients
Nov 10The Writing Staycation
Nov 11Creative Nonfiction II (6 sessions)
Nov 13The Poetry Game: Peace Version
Nov 15Historical Fiction for the 21st-Century
Nov 15Adventures in Syntax
Nov 16Karen Thompson Walker
Nov 22The Art & Craft of Screenwriting
Dec 3REQUIRED READING: Essential Guides to Creative Writing and the Creative Life
Dec 6The Self-Publication Experiment
Dec 6Fictionalize Your Life In One Afternoon!
Dec 6The Fabric of Fiction: Writing Description and Setting
Dec 6Mythology for Writers III
Dec 7Turning Points: The Role of the Volta in Poetry
Dec 9Screenwriting II/III (4 sessions)

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The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
301-654-8664 phone
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