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Performances

Developing a Writing Practice

The Writer's Center
Tue. May 21

Mystery and Suspense Writing

The Writer's Center
Tue. May 21

Preparing Your Poems for Publication

The Writer's Center
Tue. May 21

Perfect Pitch to National Publication

The Writer's Center
Wed. May 22

Revising Your First Draft

The Writer's Center
Wed. May 22

How to Craft A Short Story

The Writer's Center
Thu. May 23

Clay & Cabernet

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Fri. May 24

Creating Novel Characters

The Writer's Center
Fri. May 24

Mindful Sketching Class

The Kreeger Museum
Sat. May 25

You Can Do Both: Writing Fiction and Nonfiction

The Writer's Center
Tue. May 28

Your Narrator's Compelling Voice

The Writer's Center
Tue. May 28

Voice

The Writer's Center
Thu. May 30

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Jun 1

Cyanotype Workshop

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Sat. Jun 1

Getting Your Poetry Published

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 1

Poetry as Experience

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 1

Write Sparkling Prose

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 1

Your First (or Next) Novel

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 1

Exploring Video Poetry

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jun 3

Flash Fiction: Generating New Stories

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jun 3

Getting Started: Creative Writing

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jun 3

More Swing Dance (Adults, 4 sessions)

Glen Echo Park
Mon. Jun 3

Blogging to Build Your Author Platform

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jun 5

The Art of Revision

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jun 5

100 Words or Less

The Writer's Center
Fri. Jun 7

Contemporary Watercolors

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jun 8

How to Publish Now

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 8

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jun 8

Point of View

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 8

Crafting Short Stories

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jun 10

Documentary Filmmaking Summer Camp For Adults 55 Up

Takoma Park Community Center
Mon. Jun 10

Nature Writing

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jun 10

Painting in Acrylics (Mondays, 8 Weeks)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Mon. Jun 10

Writing Heartfelt Letters to Family Members

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jun 10

Writing Like a Woman

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Jun 12

Beginner's Travel Writing

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Jun 13

Poetry for Prose Writers

The Writer's Center
Thu. Jun 13

Beginnings in Memoir

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 15

Creating Legacy Videos: A Workshop

Docs in Progress
Sat. Jun 15

Life as Metaphor: Personal Essay Writing

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jun 15

Life Stories (Online Course)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Jun 15

Auditioning for Musical Theatre (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Jun 17

Voice and Speech (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Jun 17

Characters You Love to Hate

The Writer's Center
Tue. Jun 18

Finding Your Poetic Voice

The Writer's Center
Tue. Jun 18

Expanding Your Monologue Repertoire (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Jun 19

Michael Chekhov Technique (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Jun 19

Intro to Acting for the Camera Two Sections (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Jun. 18 & 20

Acting Verse (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Jun 20

Cold Reading (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Jun 20

Creating Your Book for Children

The Writer's Center
Thu. Jun 20

Wine & Design: Archival Handmade Boxes

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Jun 20

Intro to Acting Two Sections (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Jun. 17 & 22

Beginning Scene Study (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Jun 22

Book Promo Strategies No One Tells You About

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 22

Meter Crash Course

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 22

Publishing in Literary Magazines

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 22

Write a Winning College Essay

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 22

Writing for Self-Discovery

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 22

The Ethical Issues of Documentary Filmmaking

Docs in Progress
Tue. Jun 25

Introduction to the Craft and Beauty of Poetry

The Writer's Center
Thu. Jun 27

Poetic Elements in Prose Writing

The Writer's Center
Thu. Jun 27

Backpack Solo Filmmaking Workshop

Docs in Progress
Sat. Jun 29

How to Write a Business Book

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 29

Troubleshoot Your Stories

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jun 29

Voiceovers II (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Jun 29

Building an Unforgettable Tale!

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jul 1

Creating from the Subconscious

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jul 1

Publish Your Parenting Stories

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jul 1

Beginning Fantasy Fiction

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jul 3

DC Casineros Social

Dance Place
Fri. Jul 5

Intro to the Novel

The Writer's Center
Fri. Jul 5

Plotting Your Novel

The Writer's Center
Fri. Jul 5

Fight Camp 2019 (18 & Up, 5 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Jul 6

Getting Started: Creative Writing

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jul 6

How to Write Grant Proposals

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jul 6

Parenting Blogs and Beyond

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jul 6

Character Development in Fiction and Memoir

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jul 8

Smithsonian Associates: Oil Pastels (4 sessions)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Mon. Jul 8

Smithsonian Associates: Introduction to Photography (4 sessions)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Jul 9

Writing for Children

The Writer's Center
Tue. Jul 9

Advanced Personal Essay

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jul 10

Publishing 101

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jul 10

Smithsonian Associates: Collage, Assemblage and Mixed-Media (4 sessions)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Jul 10

The Extreme Novelist

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jul 10

The Poem Comes Alive

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Jul 10

Smithsonian Associates: Portrait Drawing (4 sessions)

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Fri. Jul 12

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Jul 13

Creating Conflict & Tension

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jul 13

The Personal Poem

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jul 13

How to Write a Novel

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Jul 17

Words That Move

The Writer's Center
Wed. Jul 17

From Novice to Novelist

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Jul 20

Life Stories Intensive

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jul 20

Villanelle Crash Course

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jul 20

Intro to Memoir

The Writer's Center
Mon. Jul 22

Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense--Oh, my!

The Writer's Center
Sat. Jul 27

Creating Novel Characters

The Writer's Center
Fri. Aug 2

Marketing Your Book!

The Writer's Center
Sat. Aug 3

Playwriting: Dialogue

The Writer's Center
Sat. Aug 3

Sonnet Crash Course

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sat. Aug 3

Bullet Journaling for the Writer

The Writer's Center
Mon. Aug 5

Foxtrot Workshop (Adults, 1 session)

Glen Echo Park
Mon. Aug 5

Street Food: Dumplings

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Wed. Aug 7

The Art of French Cooking with Chef Gérard Pangaud

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Jun. 8 – Aug. 10

Tango Workshop (Adults, 1 session)

Glen Echo Park
Mon. Aug 12

Playwriting: Exposition and Process

The Writer's Center
Wed. Aug 14

Ukulele Teacher Training

Strathmore
Fri. Aug 16

Estill Voice Training Class (Ages 15 & Up, 5 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Aug 19

The Whole Beast: Fish Boot Camp

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Tue. Aug 20

Street Food: Tamales

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Aug 22

Great Beginnings

The Writer's Center
Sat. Aug 24

Playwriting: Character

The Writer's Center
Sat. Aug 24

Write a Winning College Essay

The Writer's Center
Sat. Aug 24

Write Like the News

The Writer's Center
Thu. Aug 29

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Aug 31

Actions and Objectives (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Sep 9

Intro to Acting for the Camera (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Sep 10

Meisner Technique I: Foundations (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Sep 10

Intro to Acting Two Sections (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sep. 9 & 11

Acting in Commercials and Industrials (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Sep 11

Auditioning (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Sep 11

Intro to Theatre Tech (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Sep 11

Life Stories (Online Course)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Sep 12

Mentorship

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Sep 12

Playwriting (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Sep 12

Beginning Scene Study (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Sep 14

Dialect (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Sep 14

Voiceovers I (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Sep 14

Voice and Speech (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sun. Sep 15

Acting in a Professional Production (15 & Up)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Sep 26

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Sep 28

Life Stories Institute (4 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 3

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Oct 19

Advanced Acting for the Camera (15 & Up, Seven Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Oct 26

Auditioning (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 31

Life Stories (Online Course)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 31

Mentorship

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Oct 31

Drama Workshop (15 & Up, 6 Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Intro to Acting (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Voiceovers I (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Voiceovers II (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 2

Creating an One-Person Show (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Wed. Nov 6

Acting a Song (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Thu. Nov 7

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Two Sections (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Nov. 6 & 11

Beginning Scene Study (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Nov 11

Directing for Actors (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Mon. Nov 11

Belters Workshop (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

Intensive Scene Study (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

Meisner Technique II: Scene Work (15 & Up, Six Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

Public Speaking the Actor's Way (15 & Up, Four Sessions)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Tue. Nov 12

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Nov 16

Anyone Can Act (15 & Up, One Session)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Dec 7

Life Stories (Online Course)

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Dec 14

Mentorship

Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts
Sat. Dec 14

Ongoing Events

Saturday Adult Technique (Drop-In classes)

Jane Franklin Dance
Thru Aug. 24

Working from the Figure (Adults, Drop-in class)

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thru Dec. 31
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