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1 Writing Opportunity For You
  Dates: May 15, 2018 - August 30, 2018, Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  WriterHouse is excited to offer a new round of summer classes, retreats, and seminars, geared to take your writing career to the next level...Registration is already underway and sessions are filling up quickly...No matter what type of writing you do, maybe...(more)
2 Submission's being accepted for the Va Festival of the Book
  Dates: June 19, 2018 - October 1, 2018, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: Virginia Festival of the Book
  The Virginia Festival of the Book, A program of Virginia Humanities, announces that it is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Festival, which will take place March 20th - March 24th 2019 in and around Charlottesville and Albemarle County...Each year, the...(more)
3 Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive
  Dates: August 19, 2018 - August 26, 2018, Sunday
Location: McGuffey Art Center
  Blue Doorís special two-session Sketch Comedy Writing Intensive will introduce you to the basics of comedy for stage, video, radio, or film! For writers, comedians, and fans of comedy with no previous experience! This course uses guided examples, quick-fire exercises, and...(more)
4 Cookbook Club
  Dates: August 20, 2018, Monday
Location: Louisa County Library
  This month's theme: Spanish Tapas Every month, we will pick a theme and provide a selection of cookbooks for you to check out. You will be able to select a book and prepare a recipe from that cookbook, then we all...(more)
5 Jane Austen, Tea, & Calligraphy
  Dates: August 20, 2018, Monday
Location: Nelson Memorial Library
  In the fashion of Jane Austen, we will have tea and learn the basic art of calligraphy. Perhaps we will try our hands at using some Jane Austen quotes with the art of calligraphy.
6 Adult Anime Club
  Dates: August 22, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Northside Library
  Come to watch and discuss anime at this new club for older anime fans. Ages 18+.
7 Page to Screen Movie Night
  Dates: August 22, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Gordon Avenue Library
  Showing: "Painted Veil" (2006) A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
8 Central Film Series
  Dates: August 23, 2018, Thursday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Showing: "Wonder Woman" (2017) When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
9 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: August 23, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  Is English your second language? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills with others who are also learning English? Join our conversation circle. Library staff will guide the conversation in an informal, no-pressure setting.
10 A Night at the Movies
  Dates: August 27, 2018, Monday
Location: Crozet Library
  Showing: "The Glass Castle" (2017) A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to...(more)
11 Grown-Up Game Night
  Dates: August 27, 2018, Monday
Location: Northside Library
  Game Tutorial: "The Big Book of Madness" Connect with other adults during an evening of board games and refreshments. Games to play include classic standards and modern favorites, and each session will feature tutorials for a different game.
12 LGBT Book Club
  Dates: August 28, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Central Library (JMRL)
  Discussing: "Tomorrow Will Be Different" by Sarah McBride The national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign presents a timely memoir about her struggles with gender identity and relationships against a backdrop of the transgender equality movement.
13 Mystery Book Group
  Dates: August 28, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Northside Library
  Discussing: "Fer-de-Lance" by Rex Stout As any herpetologist will tell you, the fer-de-lance is among the most dreaded snakes known to man. When someone makes a present of one to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin knows he's getting dreadfully close to solving...(more)
14 Tuesday Evening Book Group
  Dates: August 28, 2018, Tuesday
Location: Louisa County Library
  Discussing: "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone Profiled by a racist police officer in spite of his excellent academic achievements and Ivy League acceptance, a disgruntled college youth navigates the prejudices of new classmates and his crush on a white girl by...(more)
15 English Conversation Circle
  Dates: August 30, 2018, Thursday
Location: Northside Library
  Is English your second language? Would you like to practice your English speaking skills with others who are also learning English? Join our conversation circle. Library staff will guide the conversation in an informal, no-pressure setting.
16 Book Talk with John Bryan & Rob Carter: "America's Favorite Flies"
  Dates: September 19, 2018, Wednesday
Location: Library of Virginia
  "America's Favorite Flies," a book by Rob Carter and John Bryan, is a landmark gathering of 224 fly fishers from across North America, each of whom has provided a favorite fly along with comments and materials. The book contains stunning photographs...(more)
17 Plot. Stakes. Tension
  Dates: September 22, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  These three terms are often used interchangeably when we talk about the craft of writing. How are these three terms different and how do they work together to keep the reader interested? In this seminar, we will discuss how to effectively...(more)
18 You Can Control Time
  Dates: October 13, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Time is an important instrument in your fiction-writing toolbox. In this four-hour seminar, we will learn about the many ways you can play with the speed at which things happen in your stories and novels. Weíll read examples of authors making...(more)
19 The Songs of Fall: A Poetry Retreat
  Dates: October 20, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  Fall and its change of colors offers writers an opportunity to explore their writing in a natural setting. We can look at our art and see how changing colors, direction of light, plants, trees, streams, offer us opportunities to evaluate our...(more)
20 Crafting Irresistible Characters
  Dates: October 27, 2018, Saturday
Location: WriterHouse
  What is it that makes a character truly, madly, deeply memorableóso uniquely gripping that they canít be forgotten, so quirky that you canít help but love them, hate them, want to take them home with you and cook them dinner? In...(more)
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