Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Upcoming Classes at the Writer's Center

I will be teaching two of my favorite one-day classes this fall at the Writer’s Center: a workshop about dialogue and a beginning class that focuses on finding your creative voice. Details follow, and, as always, if these don’t appeal to you, do check out the other great options offered by the Writer’s Center.

Dialogue: How to Talk the Talk
Saturday, October 27, 2007
10:00 AM to 4PM

Dialogue seems as though it should be easy since we all talk! But written dialogue should reverberate beyond the sounds of everyday conversation, serving many purposes: revealing character, moving the story forward, supporting your setting. How do you accomplish these effects in your own fiction and memoir? This supportive, hands-on workshop offers tips and techniques that will help the voices of your characters come alive. We’ll be doing a number of exercises in class, so bring pen and paper! 1 hour lunch break.
Location: The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD
Details and registration information are here.

Finding Your Voice: Creating Memorable Fiction and Memoir
Sunday, November 4, 2007
12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Have you always wanted to write but couldn’t quite find the courage to pick up a pencil? Or perhaps you’re a secret writer, scribbling stories in private notebooks, compulsively filling the pagesof your journal? This supportive, hands-on workshop will give you courage to write and direction about how to proceed. Through discussion and writing exercises, participants will learn some basic techniques of fiction/memoir writing. The goal is to leave with several promising pieces to finish at home. Bring a pen and lots of paper!
Location: Leesburg Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA.
Details and registration information are here.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.