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. 

Tue. Jan 21Conflict & Tension
Tue. Jan 21Advanced Fiction Workshop
Tue. Jan 21The Writer’s Center: Toeing the Line Break (Five sessions)
Tue. Jan 21Build Your Platform with Blogging
Tue. Jan 21Narrative Nonfiction
Tue. Jan 21Toeing the Line Break
Wed. Jan 22My Life, One Story at a Time
Wed. Jan 22Writing the Short Story
Sat. Jan 25From Novice to Novelist
Sat. Jan 25Playwriting: Exposition and Process
Sat. Jan 25Whole-Brain Poetry
Sun. Jan 26How to End a Poem
Mon. Jan 27Creating Your Book for Children: Shape it, Submit it, See it in Print
Tue. Jan 28Comedy Writing
Wed. Jan 29How to Write a Novel
Thu. Jan 30How to Submit Personal Essays to Newspapers, Magazines, and Literary Journals
Fri. Jan 31Flash Fiction
Sat. Feb 1Poetry as Experience
Sat. Feb 1Playwriting: Character
Sat. Feb 1Celebrating the Work of Joy Harjo
Mon. Feb 3Foundations of Poetry
Mon. Feb 3The Craft of Young Adult Fiction
Mon. Feb 3Writing Bilingually
Tue. Feb 4Memoir Master Class
Wed. Feb 5Playwriting: Dialogue
Wed. Feb 5How to Write a Novel
Thu. Feb 6Finding the Right Editor For You
Fri. Feb 7Plotting Your Novel
Fri. Feb 7Scrabble for Scholarships
Sat. Feb 8Erasure Poetry
Sat. Feb 8From Novice to Novelist
Tue. Feb 11Unclogging Your Brain
Wed. Feb 12Playwriting: Exposition and Process
Wed. Feb 12Informed Opinion Writing
Tue. Feb 18Fundamentals of Storytelling
Thu. Feb 20Thursday Night Writing Prompts!
Thu. Feb 20The Fiction Writer's Toolkit
Sat. Feb 22How to Write a Lot
Sat. Feb 22Meter Crash Course
Sun. Feb 23Memoir and Motherhood
Tue. Feb 25Writing History and Biography
Wed. Feb 26Playwriting: Character
Wed. Feb 26How to Write a Novel
Thu. Feb 27Boot Camp For Writers
Sat. Feb 29From Novice to Novelist
Sat. Feb 29Increasing Book Sales
Sat. Feb 29Polishing the Perfect Poem
Sat. Feb 29A Variety Show for Literature Lovers
Sat. Feb 29Public Speaking 101
Mon. Mar 2Creative Recovery
Tue. Mar 3Short Story II
Tue. Mar 3Finding Your Poetic Voice
Fri. Mar 6Creating Novel Characters (Online)
Fri. Mar 6Intro to the Novel
Sat. Mar 7Open Mic @ The Writer's Center
Sun. Mar 8Turning Points: The Role of the Volta in Poetry
Tue. Mar 10Exciting Stories: Fiction Workshop
Wed. Mar 11Getting Started: Creative Writing
Sat. Mar 14Persona Poems
Sat. Mar 14Villanelle Crash Course
Sat. Mar 21Your Submission Package: How to Write a Killer Query and Synopsis
Sat. Mar 21The Personal Poem: Autobiographical and Cultural Themes
Sat. Mar 21Parenting Essays
Thu. Mar 26Fundamentals of Persuasive Writing
Thu. Mar 26Writing Picture Books
Fri. Mar 27Experimental Forms in Fiction
Sat. Mar 28Life Stories Intensive
Sat. Mar 28Writing For TV & Film
Sat. Apr 4Writing Short Plays
Sat. Apr 4Open Mic @ The Writer’s Center
Sat. Apr 4Plot Like a Pro
Sat. Apr 4Publishing in Literary Magazines
Sat. Apr 4Book Promo Strategies No One Tells You About
Mon. Apr 6Journaling through Visual Poetry
Fri. Apr 17Intro to Flash Fiction
Sat. Apr 18Getting Started: Creative Writing
Sat. Apr 18Troubleshoot Your Story
Sun. Apr 19All About Tone
Sat. Apr 25Getting Your Poetry Published
Sat. Apr 25Micro Memoir
Sat. Apr 25Sonnet Crash Course
Sat. Apr 25Making Your Characters Matter
Sun. Apr 26Sensory Detail in Fiction
Wed. Apr 29Write Like the News
May. 7 – 17Driving Miss Daisy

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