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Picture-Writing, Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform-Word

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Celebrate "visible speech” writing language as Art. Create serious whimsical beautiful communication works of Art. Explore word pictures, signs, and letter forms from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Draw and paint your words as a strong design by the world’s oldest signs for syllables and alphabet letters. A fun, fast-moving journey back through...

$325

8 sessions

Thursday Jan 18th, 10am

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Getting Started: Creative Writing

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

In this eight-week workshop, beginning and intermediate writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry.  Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be followed by a critique of each student’s assignment. During our eight-weeks, participants will...

$360

Tuesday Jan 16th, 7pm

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Fiction I

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

This workshop is designed to help find the stories you were meant to write, and to begin to develop the craft you’ll need to tell them. Where do stories come from? To begin with, they come from memories, associations, and concerns within you. We’ll do some exercises to help you uncover these germs of an idea for a story, and turn them into fiction....

$270

6 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

Writing the Spy Novel

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Clancy, Ludlum, Le Carre, Follett -- These authors write books with tension that barely eases from beginning to end. Their characters often play to type, but that doesn't keep them from being memorable. How do these authors do it? In this six-week class participants will take an up-close look at publishied spy novels, then create some characters and...

$215

6 sessions

Thursday Jan 18th, 7:30pm

Sonnet Crash Course

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Here's an opportunity either to improve your sonnet skills or to write your first one. With the help of a widely published author of sonnets and villanelles, participants will read several classic and contemporary examples and then write one or more of their own. Then, writers will see how a new poem can be improved by revision. (Feel free also to...

$50

Saturday Jan 20th, 11am

Fiction II

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Fear is just excitement without the breath! What if there was something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? The mission in this workshop is to help you use your fear as a compass, instead of letting it paralyze you - to help you write and share the pieces of your soul aching to be set free. Participants will explore the topics of...

$360

8 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

The Extreme Novelist

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Can't find the time/energy/inspiration to get your novel written? This popular course, developed by the author of the book by the same name, will help you complete a rough draft in just eight weeks. Writers will receive the encouraging guidance of professional writing coach Kathryn Johnson (author of over 40 published novels). Each participant will...

$360

9 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

Writing Literary Science Fiction

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Works of fiction are often identified as either literary or genre, but this class will consider them both/and. Writers will identify what makes fiction "genre" or "literary," and look at contemporary short stories that combine aspects of science fiction with a literary aim. Participants will focus on an example and an aspect of craft each week. By...

$360

8 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 7:30pm

Essaying the Self: Writing the Lyric Essay

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

The godfather of the modern essay, Montaigne, began his project by asking, "What do I know?" This class will start by considering that deceptively simple question to approach the blend of subjective and objective that is at the heart of the essay form. The aim of the course is to give writers an overview of what is sometimes called the lyric essay,...

$135

8 sessions

Tuesday Jan 16th, 7:30pm

Writing About Place

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Participants in this workshop will share their projects and discuss short readings from a variety of genres, including journalism, poetry, memoir, and fantasy. We will discuss the various ways to establish an immersive sense of place in your writing, including historical context, natural description, dialogue, and more. Participants will gain a friendly,...

$115

3 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 7pm

Writing What You're Afraid to Write

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Fear is just excitement without the breath! What if there was something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? The mission in this workshop is to help you use your fear as a compass, instead of letting it paralyze you - to help you write and share the pieces of your soul aching to be set free. Participants will explore the topics of...

$50

Tuesday Jan 16th, 6:30pm

Your First (Or Next) Novel

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Writing a novel takes commitment, but it doesn’t need to be daunting. Learn how to generate a handful of plots from which to choose, methods for effectively planning your story, and simple hacks for fine tuning your basic fiction skills. Participants will initiate a flexible writing plan that will keep their writing flowing. This is a great half-day...

$50

Saturday Jan 20th, 10am

Writing Close To The Bone

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Write four stories in four weeks and experiment in form. Write a micro-memoir, a flash fiction, and two stories that blur fiction and autobiography. In-class prompts, thought-provoking homework, and critique of your work will start you writing close to the bone.

$195

4 sessions

Tuesday Jan 30th, 10:30am

Advanced Personal Essay

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

This workshop is for writers who have a good understanding of what a personal essay is, are open to exploring further the many forms a personal essay can take, and are already working seriously in the genre. The class focus will be on participants' writing, supplemented with assigned readings. Participants will workshop two essays (or drafts of the...

$360

8 sessions

Saturday Jan 20th, 10am

Poetry Titles

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Do you struggle to find a good title for your poems? Many poets do. A good title will expand the range of a poem, and deepen the reader’s experience. Join us to explore what makes a good title, and learn how to maximize such crucial “real estate” in your own poems. For class, please bring: a notebook, and 3 copies of two typed poems that you’ve...

$50

Saturday Jan 27th, 1pm