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October 2 @ 7:00 PM EDT - November 20 @ 9:00 PM EST

Write a publishable story for the current literary market! What makes a story fresh? Contemporary? Stand out? Publishable? In this small-sized class, we'll examine a series of contemporary stories to answer these questions and discover lessons on craft, style, and theme to apply to our own writing. In preparation, you'll need a full-length story or […]

October 7 @ 10:00 AM EDT - October 28 @ 12:30 PM EDT
The Writer’s Center 4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815 United States

Learn how to approach revision strategically. You know that writing is rewriting, but you’ve combed over your manuscript so many times and it’s still not working. Do you give up? Start again? Submit to agents and hope they’ll see a diamond in the rough? What you need is a revision plan. In this workshop, you’ll […]

Let's finish that novel you've started! Are you serious about writing a novel but struggling? This intermediate course will examine the eight fundamental elements of the novel to help you find the strengths and weaknesses of your work-in-progress. From Concept to Conclusion, we will study the key components of a novel, with generative and evaluative […]

December 17 @ 12:00 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST

Learn how to incorporate techniques from past myth and fable storytelling traditions to create contemporary work that feels both timeless and fresh! Fables, myths, and tales! What is it about these storytelling styles that allows them to retain their magic over several generations? And how can these techniques be used to infuse that same magic […]