Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Writer's Center Fall Classes Announced

The Writer’s Center announces that registration is open for fall classes. Classes meet in Bethesda, Virginia, and even online, so there's something for everyone:

We are pleased to announce that our fall 2008 schedule of classes is now available online. To review the offerings, please click here.

We are happy to report that we've recruited some terrific new instructors. For nonfiction writers, Richard McCann (Mother of Sorrows) will teach a Creative Nonfiction Master Class. In fiction, O. Henry and Pushcart award-winner Richard Currey (Fatal Light, The Wars of Heaven) will teach an online workshop, Writing for Veterans. And though it is not yet posted at the site, poet Sue Ellen Thompson (The Leaving: New and Selected Poems) will also teach an online workshop, this one in poetry. Finally, Washington Post Book World reviewer Dennis Drabelle returns to teach a book reviewing workshop. This is only a small sampling of a fall program we're very pleased to offer you.

Visit our new website at: https://www.writer.org

I will be offering two classes this fall, both of which are new for me and that I’m looking forward to:

Set Yourself Free from Collage: A One-Night Workshop
Thursday, October 16, 7-10 pm

Get a fresh view on your fiction, memoir, and/or poetry through the imaginative use of collage and found objects. This hands-on, exercise-intensive, free-flowing, intimate workshop is appropriate for beginners looking for inspiration and for intermediate writers who might be feeling a bit stuck with their projectEnd everyone in-between! Participants should be prepared to do lots of writing—please bring a pen/pencil (unfortunately, a computer will not be effective here). Note: Due to the nature of this class, we must limit the class size to 15. You’ll be surprised at what you may discover in only one night! 1 session.
More info here.

Flex Your Creative Muscles
Sunday, October 26, 12:30 to 5:30

Spend the afternoon doing a series of intensive, guided exercises designed to shake up your brain and get your creative subconscious working for you. You can come with a project already in mind and focus your work toward a deeper understanding of that—or you can come as a blank slate (that will quickly fill up!). Fiction writers and memoirists of all levels are welcome. Please bring lots of paper and pen/pencil or a computer with a fully charged battery. Note: This class will not repeat any of the instructor’s previous exercises, so feel free to attend even if you’ve taken one of her classes before! 1 session.
More info here.


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