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The Facts of Fiction

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

This workshop is for writers who want to use real-life characters and/or true events in their fiction. Each writer will come to class with the noted character or event they would like to novelize, and explore the nexus between journalism and novel-writing. This workshop will discuss how journalistic principles may apply as the writer researches a...

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$270

8 sessions

How to Structure Your Book

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

Have a book in your mind but no idea where to start. Sometimes, especially when working with nonfiction or fiction the best place to start is to create a structure or outline that works. This two week workshop will give participants techniques and exercises to create that structure.  Please bring 15 copies of a one paragraph description of your...

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$135

2 sessions

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World Building

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

World building is a concept that was once more the property of writing like Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Since they were “imagined” worlds – there was much work to do to get your reader “into” the world and have them understand it. Now, world building is attributed to all types of writing. It’s like setting on steroids. World building is about letting...

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$50

Artist as Time Traveler

at IA&A at Hillyer - Dupont Circle 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Artist as Time Traveler Reflecting on Time and History to Expand our Understanding of Contemporary Culture Join Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group at the Center for Hellenic Studies for a unique opportunity to hear from artists and curators whose work examines time and history to influence their contemporary practices, featuring Katia Arfara...

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$8

Informed Opinion Writing

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

Learn how to make your writing more persuasive and more attractive! Led by former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey, this workshop will teach participants how to fashion an argument elegantly and persuasively via careful planning and precise writing. By the end of the workshop, writers can expect to be in a position to try to sell their informed...

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$215

6 sessions

Writing as a Path to Healing

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

Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body awareness, the inner critic, using fear as a compass, and mindset magic, in combination with body awareness, breath work, and therapeutic writing exercises that get participants connected with...

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$215

6 sessions

Revising the Poem

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

Getting a first draft down on paper is just the first step. The revision process is where most of the work, magic, and satisfaction of writing poetry happens. In this class, participants will learn how to open up their early drafts to discover what the poem really wants to talk about. A variety of in-class exercises will help writers find the heart...

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$135

4 sessions

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Heartsaver CPR (no AED)

at CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING - Beltsville 10744 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

The Heartsaver® CPR course teaches CPR and relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices (pocket mask) for all ages.

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$60

Heartsaver CPR (AED)

at CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING - Beltsville 10744 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

The Heartsaver® AED course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices for all ages.

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$60

Advanced Fiction Workshop

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

You’re sick of sitting alone in your room. You’ve reached a certain level of mastery with your fiction writing, but you want some feedback you can trust, and moreover, you want to see what other good writers are doing with their fiction.  This workshop will gather together people of like minds, working hard and willing to be supportive. Do...

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$270

6 sessions

Syntax as Strategy

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

How poets handle syntax—the arrangement of words in a sentence—is crucial to everything from establishing the voice of a poem to evoking a particular response from the reader.  In this workshop, participants will take a close look at how sentences are put together and how changing the structure can send a poem off in a new direction. Writers...

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$50

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...

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$50

Building Your Speaking Business

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

Maybe you have toyed with the dream of increasing your book sales and generating additional revenue by building a speaking business, or perhaps you have just thought about addressing occasional requests to speak that have come your way. But how do you find speaking opportunities, and make every moment count to drive even more engagements your way....

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$135

Financial Forecasting and Recipe Costing

at Union Market - Gallaudet 1309 5th St, Washington, District of Columbia 20002

It’s the beginning of the New Year, which is a prime time for you to get your financials in order. Join us for this workshop on financial forecasting and recipe costing led by two incredible industry experts: Kevin Doyle, Principal of KMD Consultants and Lee Haust, Senior Analyst @ Exelon. In this workshop, you will learn:How to forecast...

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$25

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,...

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$115

3 sessions

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