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. 

Events
Sat. Aug 24Playwriting: Character
Sat. Aug 24Great Beginnings
Sat. Aug 24Write a Winning College Essay
Thu. Aug 29Write Like the News
Sun. Sep 1Rhythm, and Rhyme: Spoken Word Unboxed (Online)
Sun. Sep 1Getting it Down on Paper
Mon. Sep 2Writing for Life (Online)
Wed. Sep 4My Life, One Story at a Time
Fri. Sep 6Intro to the Novel (Online)
Sat. Sep 7Poetry as Experience
Sat. Sep 7Impostor Syndrome: Tips and Tricks for Getting Out of Your Own Way
Tue. Sep 10Unclogging Your Brain
Tue. Sep 10Poetry Workshop: Discipline and Play
Tue. Sep 10Now That You're Done, What's Next? Revision and Editing
Thu. Sep 12Fundamentals of Persuasive Writing
Thu. Sep 12Writing the Personal Essay
Thu. Sep 12Writing the Personal Essay
Sat. Sep 14Publish Now
Mon. Sep 16How To Write Op-Eds (Online)
Mon. Sep 16Extreme Novelist Critique Salon
Mon. Sep 16Introduction to the Short Story (Online)
Mon. Sep 16Diverse Pasts and Futures in Speculative Fiction (Online)
Wed. Sep 18Writing a Memoir
Wed. Sep 18Beginning Fantasy & Science Fiction
Thu. Sep 19Beginner's Travel Writing
Sat. Sep 21The Story of You
Sat. Sep 21Making Your Characters Matter
Sat. Sep 21Sestinas 101
Sun. Sep 22Contemporary Memoir: How to Share Your Story
Sun. Sep 22Writing the Narrative Poem
Tue. Sep 24Structure Your Book
Tue. Sep 24Your First Five Pages
Tue. Sep 24Blogging to Build Your Author Platform
Sat. Sep 28Getting Started: Creative Writing
Sat. Sep 28Advanced Personal Essay
Sat. Sep 28Writing for TV and Film
Sat. Sep 28Making It Whole: Poetry Chapbook
Mon. Sep 30First We Read, Then We Write
Tue. Oct 1So You Want to Write Your Story!
Wed. Oct 2The Extreme Novelist II: Revision
Thu. Oct 3Writing Picture Books
Fri. Oct 4Plotting Your Novel (Online)
Sat. Oct 5Identity Poetry
Sat. Oct 5Polishing the Perfect Poem
Sat. Oct 5Dialogue for Writers
Sat. Oct 5Your First (Or Next) Novel
Sun. Oct 6The Secret of Life Through Screenwriting
Thu. Oct 10Unstuck! Facilitating Change and Healing
Sat. Oct 12Sonnet Crash Course
Sat. Oct 12Selling Your Novel to a Major Publisher
Sun. Oct 13Words That Heal
Mon. Oct 14The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Published
Tue. Oct 15Advanced Short Story
Wed. Oct 16Writing Bilingually
Wed. Oct 16Torque and Profit: A Poetry Workshop
Wed. Oct 16How to Write a Novel
Sat. Oct 19From Novice to Novelist
Sat. Oct 19Villanelle Crash Course
Sat. Oct 19The Business of Writing
Sat. Oct 19Creating Conflict & Tension
Mon. Oct 21Setting and Voice (Online)
Mon. Oct 21Funky Forms in Flash Fiction (Online)
Mon. Oct 21Perfecting The Ten-Minute Play
Tue. Oct 22Dangerous Writing
Sat. Oct 26Imagery in Poetry
Sat. Oct 26Break Out of Your Writing Rut with Improv
Sat. Oct 26Self-Publish Your Picture Book
Sat. Oct 26Micro Memoir
Sun. Oct 27Diction: A Poet's Choice
Wed. Oct 30Boot Camp for Writers
Wed. Oct 30Getting Started: Creative Writing
Fri. Nov 1Creating Novel Characters (Online)
Fri. Nov 1Intro to the Novel (Online)
Sat. Nov 2Writing for TV and Film
Sat. Nov 2How to Write a Lot
Sat. Nov 2Celebrating the Work of Joy Harjo
Sat. Nov 2Exploring Our Five Senses
Sun. Nov 3Artifact as Muse: Using the Things We Share to Bring Nonfiction and Poetry to Life
Mon. Nov 4The Force of Poetry
Tue. Nov 5Marketing Your Book
Wed. Nov 6Reading and Writing Women's Lives: The Seasoned Woman
Thu. Nov 7Picture Books II: Revision
Sat. Nov 9A Perfect Ending
Sat. Nov 9The Personal Poem
Mon. Nov 11Life Sentences
Mon. Nov 11Writing with Sensitivity
Sat. Nov 16Writing the Layers
Sat. Nov 16Meter Crash Course
Sat. Nov 16How to Plot Like a Pro
Sat. Nov 16Getting Started: Creative Writing
Sat. Nov 23Write & Illustrate a Picture Book (For Kindergarteners and their Grownups)
Tue. Dec 3Advanced Short Story
Tue. Dec 3Intuitive Copywriting for Entrepreneurs
Sat. Dec 7Book Marketing & Promotional Speaking
Sun. Dec 8How to Revise a Poem
Wed. Dec 11How to Write a Novel
Wed. Dec 11Write Like the News
Sat. Dec 14Writing Stories From Your Life
Sat. Dec 14From Novice to Novelist
Sat. Dec 14Great Beginnings

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