Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Check Out the Writer's Center at the Open House

The Writer’s Center invites all to the Open House, this Saturday, January 12, 2008 from noon to 3 p.m. Meet workshop leaders, board members, staff, and other writers; join us for light refreshments, a raffle, and good conversation.

Free admission. Details here.

While at the open house check out these among the many other workshops coming up at the Center very soon!

Going to School on Great Fiction, a workshop with Robert Bausch, meets on Monday evenings, 7 to 9:30 p.m., starting January 14.

This workshop will examine 12 to 16 of the finest short stories ever written to see what can be learned by applying workshop methods for the exemplary work of some of the greatest modern practitioners of the short story. Robert Bausch's fourth novel, A Hole in the Earth, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Washington Post Favorite Book of the Year. He has been awarded the Fellowship of Southern Writers award for fiction for his fifth novel, The Gypsy Man. His most recent novel, Out of Season, was published in the fall of 2005.

Getting Your Nonfiction Articles Into Print, a workshop with Ellen Ryan, meets on Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 10 p.m. starting January 24.

Learn and practice the skills you need to get your nonfiction articles published. Taught by a longtime freelance writer and managing editor of Washingtonian magazine, this course covers finding the right markets for your ideas, attracting editors' attention, getting published and paid, researching, reselling, networking, understanding contracts, and keeping correct records for tax purposes.

Please visit our website for details on these and other workshops.


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