Writing Classes Washington, DC

134 classes

Follow

following this category

  • Day or Time
  • Level
  • Neighborhood
  • Price
  • Age
  • Availability
  • Date:
    Starts on
    Ends by
    Times:
    Days:
    Close
  • Skill Level:
    Close
  • Neighborhoods:
    Close
  • Price:
    $0 $3,000+

    Currently viewing classes from:
    $0 to $3,000+

    Close
  • Availability:
    Close

Writing Classes Coming up in Washington DC

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...

$360

8 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 7:30pm

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,...

$115

3 sessions

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 7pm

Be first to know about new writing classes

Add this topic and we'll let you know about new classes, trending topics and last minute discounts

Follow

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.

$195

4 sessions

Tuesday Jan 30th, 10:30am

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...

$50

Saturday Jan 27th, 1pm

Writing Workshop: Persuasive Writing

at Public Affairs Council - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
2121 K St NW Ste 900, Washington, District of Columbia 20037

Convincing advocates, policymakers and the public to all buy into your organization’s mission is critical to your advocacy campaign. Public affairs and communications professionals can increase engagement and sway supporters by creating influential and persuasive arguments. In this two-hour workshop, attendees will hear from an expert communicator...

$399

Tuesday Jan 23rd, 1:30pm

Business Writing Essentials

at National Seminars Training Washington

How to make your point clearly and concisely. Program Description: If you’re like most managers, every day you receive hundreds of new emails, memos, messages and reports. You can’t afford to spend a lot of time on any one single item, because you’d never get anything else done! So you understand the importance of communicating important information...

$199

Thursday Feb 8th, 1pm

Creating Your Book for Children

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

Having a children's book published in today's tough market may seem like an impossible dream. But, in reality, getting your book idea into shape and into print can hinge on just the right advice from a pro. Do you need an agent? Should you connect with an artist? What about self-publishing? In a DC-area exclusive one-session workshop, nationally-known...

$50

Monday Jan 22nd, 7pm

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...

$50

Saturday Feb 3rd, 1pm

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...

$270

6 sessions

Saturday Feb 3rd, 1:30pm

How to Write a Book Review That’s Not Boring

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

Learn how to write a book review that reads like an essay, going beyond simple recitation of plot to artfully deliver a critical assessment. This workshop will guide participants through how to structure the review; the introductory paragraph (the hook); coherent plot summary; criticism; and a strong conclusion. By the end of the workshop the participants...

$115

5 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 1pm

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...

$270

8 sessions

Saturday Feb 10th, 1:30pm

How to Write a Lot!

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

You may think you don't have the time, energy, or inspiration to write because of your hectic lifestyle. Wrong, Join us for coffee & pastries, and learn how to organize your time, establish a productive writing routine, and get your stories written.  The workshop leader will share methods many professional writers use to complete their books...

$50

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

How to Impress an Editor from Page One

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

Like it or not, your literary work is often judged based on first impressions. Join workshop leaders from three literary magazines for a hands-on session to ensure success for your short stories and essay submissions. For this class, writers will submit the opening page from one of their stories or essays to share with two editors and a publisher of...

$50

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6:30pm

Playwriting from the Gut

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter
733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

An interactive workshop that covers many aspects of playwriting, including characterization, dialogue, stage directions, plot, script formats, and marketing. Using improvisation, theater games, and speed-writing, students will find new ways to write and revise their scripts. By the final class, all students will have written a 10-minute play, which...

$310

6 sessions

Tuesday Feb 27th, 7pm

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...

$135

4 sessions

Tuesday Feb 6th, 7pm