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Introduction to Business and Report Writing

at Learning Tree International - Herndon 13650 Dulles Technology Dr Ste #175, Herndon, Virginia 20171

Today’s technology has made everyone in the workplace a writer — leaving your reputation and success increasingly dependent on how well you communicate. In this training course, you gain foundational knowledge in business writing, and leverage effective writing tools to create contract proposals, business plans, executive summaries, recommendation...

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$2,650

3 sessions

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

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Playwriting: Intermediate/Advanced

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

This workshop is intended for anyone looking to sharpen their playwriting skills in a workshop setting. Participants are encouraged to explore their writing through ten-minute plays, one-acts, or full-length plays. The focus of the workshop will be on reading and responding to each other’s work using feedback strategies outlined by the instructor....

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$360

8 sessions

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.

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$195

4 sessions

Poetry Bootcamp

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

Looking for a one-stop shop to get your work closely read before submitting? This one-day workshop will be dedicated to generating a couple new poems, critiquing a few older poems, and creating a list of literary journals and contest to submit work. Please submit three poems to [email protected] for the workshop leader to review prior to the...

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$80

Villanelle Crash Course

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

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

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$50

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

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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

Creative Confidence:Transforming your Ideas to Reality

at General Assembly - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1133 15th St NW 8th Fl, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

Putting our ideas out in the world is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves and the planet, and sometimes, we just need a little nudge to know how to get started. This workshop is for makers of all stripes – from side hustlers to product folks to artists – who want to take their creativity to the next level. The workshop will...

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$55

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

Making Metaphor Work

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

This class will examine some of the more challenging and unusual metaphors that contemporary poets have used to bring their poems to life. This workshop will discuss how to choose between simile and metaphor, how to control and extend an image, and how to avoid using clichés.  There will be a writing exercise designed to challenge image-making...

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$50

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...

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$360

8 sessions

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$50
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