The Writer's Center

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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. 

Wed. Apr 24Write Like the News
Fri. Apr 26The Poetry Party: 130 Years of Poet Lore
Fri. Apr 26Plotting Your Novel
Fri. Apr 26Intro to the Novel
Sat. Apr 27Whodunnit? Writing the Mystery Novel
Sat. Apr 27Great Beginnings
Sat. Apr 27Jeffrey Levine & Susan Sonde Poetry Reading
Sat. Apr 27Writing the Dreaded Query Letter
Wed. May 1Crafting Your Personal Essay
Sat. May 4Writing the Prose Poem
Tue. May 7Unclogging the Brain through Improvisation
Sat. May 11Writing For TV & Dialogue
Mon. May 13Writing Creative Nonfiction
Mon. May 13The Extreme Novelist Critique Salon
Mon. May 13Introduction to the Short Story
Mon. May 13Writing What You’re Afraid Of
Tue. May 144 Stories/4 Weeks
Tue. May 14First we read, then we write
Tue. May 14Life Sentences: Your Journal and the Creative Life
Tue. May 14Engaging Stories
Wed. May 15How to Write a Novel
Thu. May 16Picture Books II: Revision
Thu. May 16Fundamentals of Persuasive Writing
Thu. May 16Writing a Memoir
Sat. May 18From Novice to Novelist
Sat. May 18Writing for Radio
Sat. May 18Artists and Writers Unite!
Sat. May 18Launch Your Self-Published Book
Sat. May 18Precision in Language
Sat. May 18Writing for Radio
Sat. May 18How to Write a Lot
Tue. May 21Mystery and Suspense Writing
Tue. May 21Developing a Writing Practice
Tue. May 21Preparing Your Poems for Publication
Wed. May 22Perfect Pitch to National Publication
Wed. May 22Revising Your First Draft
Thu. May 23How to Craft A Short Story
Fri. May 24Creating Novel Characters
Tue. May 28Your Narrator's Compelling Voice
Tue. May 28You Can Do Both: Writing Fiction and Nonfiction
Thu. May 30Voice
Sat. Jun 1Your First (or Next) Novel
Sat. Jun 1Getting Your Poetry Published
Sat. Jun 1Write Sparkling Prose
Sat. Jun 1Poetry as Experience
Mon. Jun 3Getting Started: Creative Writing
Mon. Jun 3Flash Fiction: Generating New Stories
Mon. Jun 3Exploring Video Poetry
Wed. Jun 5Blogging to Build Your Author Platform
Wed. Jun 5The Art of Revision
Fri. Jun 7100 Words or Less
Sat. Jun 8Point of View
Sat. Jun 8How to Publish Now
Mon. Jun 10Writing Heartfelt Letters to Family Members
Mon. Jun 10Nature Writing
Mon. Jun 10Crafting Short Stories
Wed. Jun 12Writing Like a Woman
Thu. Jun 13How to Submit Personal Essays to Newspapers, Magazines, and Literary Journals
Thu. Jun 13Beginner's Travel Writing
Thu. Jun 13Poetry for Prose Writers
Sat. Jun 15Life as Metaphor: Personal Essay Writing
Sat. Jun 15Beginnings in Memoir
Tue. Jun 18Finding Your Poetic Voice
Tue. Jun 18Characters You Love to Hate
Thu. Jun 20Creating Your Book for Children
Sat. Jun 22Writing for Self-Discovery
Sat. Jun 22Book Promo Strategies No One Tells You About
Sat. Jun 22Write a Winning College Essay
Sat. Jun 22Meter Crash Course
Sat. Jun 22Publishing in Literary Magazines
Thu. Jun 27Introduction to the Craft and Beauty of Poetry
Thu. Jun 27Poetic Elements in Prose Writing
Sat. Jun 29How to Write a Business Book
Sat. Jun 29Troubleshoot Your Stories
Mon. Jul 1Creating from the Subconscious
Mon. Jul 1Building an Unforgettable Tale!
Mon. Jul 1Publish Your Parenting Stories
Wed. Jul 3Beginning Fantasy Fiction
Fri. Jul 5Plotting Your Novel
Fri. Jul 5Intro to the Novel
Sat. Jul 6Submitting Your Children’s Book for Publication
Sat. Jul 6Getting Started: Creative Writing
Sat. Jul 6How to Write Grant Proposals
Sat. Jul 6Parenting Blogs and Beyond
Mon. Jul 8Character Development in Fiction and Memoir
Tue. Jul 9Writing for Children
Tue. Jul 9Poetry Salon: Reading the US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Wed. Jul 10The Poem Comes Alive
Wed. Jul 10Advanced Personal Essay
Wed. Jul 10The Extreme Novelist
Wed. Jul 10Publishing 101
Sat. Jul 13Creating Conflict & Tension
Sat. Jul 13The Personal Poem
Wed. Jul 17How to Write a Novel
Wed. Jul 17Words That Move
Sat. Jul 20Villanelle Crash Course
Sat. Jul 20From Novice to Novelist
Sat. Jul 20Life Stories Intensive
Mon. Jul 22Intro to Memoir
Sat. Jul 27Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense--Oh, my!
Thu. Aug 1Small Mutinies: Prose Poem and Flash Fiction Workshop
Fri. Aug 2Creating Novel Characters
Sat. Aug 3Sonnet Crash Course
Sat. Aug 3Marketing Your Book!
Sat. Aug 3Playwriting: Dialogue
Mon. Aug 5Bullet Journaling for the Writer
Sat. Aug 10Your Submission Package: How to Write a Killer Query and Synopsis
Wed. Aug 14Playwriting: Exposition and Process
Sat. Aug 24Playwriting: Character
Sat. Aug 24Write a Winning College Essay
Sat. Aug 24Great Beginnings
Thu. Aug 29Write Like the News

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Bethesda, MD 20815
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