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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. 

Tue. Jan 22Fiction II
Tue. Jan 22Unclogging the Brain Through Improv
Tue. Jan 22Narrative Nonfiction: History and Biography
Tue. Jan 22Writing for the Screen
Wed. Jan 23How to Write a Novel
Sat. Jan 26Writing Characters With Character
Sat. Jan 26From Novice to Novelist
Sat. Jan 26Writing for Self-Discovery
Mon. Jan 28Poetic Forms
Mon. Jan 28Creating Your Book for Children: Shape it, Submit it, See it in Print
Wed. Jan 30Writing About Nature
Sat. Feb 2Exposition & Process in Playwriting
Sat. Feb 2Common Ground
Sat. Feb 2A Matter of Time: Verb Tenses in Poetry
Sat. Feb 2First Pages
Mon. Feb 4Found Poetry
Tue. Feb 5Advanced Short Stories
Wed. Feb 6Boot Camp for Writers
Wed. Feb 6Advanced Fiction Workshop
Thu. Feb 7My Life, One Story at a Time
Fri. Feb 8Creating Novel Characters
Sat. Feb 9Writing with the Five Senses
Mon. Feb 11Character Development in Fiction and Memoir
Mon. Feb 11Villanelle Intensive
Wed. Feb 13Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal
Wed. Feb 13Art of the Personal Essay
Sat. Feb 16Pushing Past Clichés in Love Poems
Sat. Feb 16How to Write and Produce a Feature Film
Sat. Feb 16Reviving a Stuck Poem
Mon. Feb 18Art of Gratitude II
Tue. Feb 19The Fun & Freedom of Form
Wed. Feb 20How to Write a Novel
Sat. Feb 23Fantastic Fiction Fix-Its
Sat. Feb 23From Novice to Novelist
Tue. Feb 26Read Your Words!
Wed. Feb 27The Extreme Novelist II: Revision
Wed. Feb 27Writing Dialogue for Film & Television
Fri. Mar 1Flash Fiction Forms
Fri. Mar 1Intro to the Novel
Fri. Mar 1Plotting Your Novel
Sat. Mar 2What Sound Effects Can Do for Your Poems
Sat. Mar 2Your First (or Next) Novel
Sat. Mar 2Master Class in the Personal Essay
Sat. Mar 2Beginner's Travel Writing
Mon. Mar 4How to Write a Business Book
Tue. Mar 5Getting Started: Creative Writing
Tue. Mar 5Revitalize Your Writing
Tue. Mar 5Beginning Fantasy Fiction
Wed. Mar 6Finding Your Memoir Voice
Thu. Mar 7Build Your Platform with Blogging
Sat. Mar 9The Personal Poem: Autobiographical and Cultural Themes
Mon. Mar 11Meter Intensive
Tue. Mar 12Fiction and Non-Fiction Personal Narratives
Thu. Mar 14Writing for Procrastinators
Sat. Mar 16Creating Conflict & Tension in Fiction
Sat. Mar 16Getting Started: Creative Writing
Mon. Mar 18Hip Hop is Poetry
Sat. Mar 23A Perfect Ending
Sat. Mar 23Elements of Playwriting: Dialogue
Sat. Mar 23Point of View
Fri. Mar 29Creating Novel Characters
Sat. Mar 30Advanced Personal Essay
Sat. Mar 30How to Write a Lot
Sat. Mar 30Elements of Playwriting: Character
Sat. Mar 30How to Write a Lot
Mon. Apr 1My Life In Haiku
Thu. Apr 4Writing Picture Books
Sat. Apr 6Diving Into the Wreck: Writing about Difficult Subjects
Sat. Apr 6Taking Your Book On The Road
Sat. Apr 6Common Ground
Mon. Apr 8Sonnets and Villanelles II
Mon. Apr 8Mini-Writing Conference!
Tue. Apr 9Structure in Playwriting
Wed. Apr 10The Joy of Revision
Sat. Apr 13How to Plot like a Pro
Sat. Apr 13Brain Science Tips to Hook Readers
Sat. Apr 13Life Stories Intensive
Wed. Apr 17Beginning Fantasy Fiction
Wed. Apr 17Advanced Personal Essay
Sat. Apr 20How Poems Begin
Wed. Apr 24Write Like the News
Sat. Apr 27Whodunnit? Writing the Mystery Novel
Sat. Apr 27Writing the Dreaded Query Letter
Sat. Apr 27Great Beginnings

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