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Write-In

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

Always wanted to try your hand at writing? Or maybe your writing brain is a little rusty?  In this class, we'll spend 15-20 minutes writing in response to prompts, and a few of those who want to will then share their work. Then we'll play again with a different prompt. Rather than rigorous critique, the focus will be on jump starting creativity,...

$50
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Public Speaking the Actor's Way

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

Four lunchtime classes. An innovative approach to powerful public speaking, taught by pioneers in the field of applied acting.  This course leads participants through a series of acting-based physical, vocal and psychological exercises designed to promote spoken communication that leaves a lasting impact on an audience.  From writing a...

$250

4 sessions

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Boot Camp for Writers

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

This course is for individuals who want to tone up their writing muscles so they can go the distance. Each class will begin with a short warm up exercise followed by a prompt for a longer piece. We will then focus on specifics like effective beginnings, creative prose, and strong conclusions.  Participants will also learn how to avoid common...

$270

6 sessions

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Infant and Child CPR

at Washington Jewish Community Center - Dupont Circle
1529 16th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

Make your family safer by learning life-saving skills from American Heart Association Jay Gruber Please note: This workshop is intended for adults; unfortunately, we cannot provide babysitting for this event.  Infants in arms are welcome to attend with their parents. 

$62
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Applying Standup Comedy Techniques to Your Writing

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

If you can read this and you can laugh, you can write humor! Learn the basic psychology of how your brain gets a joke to discover what's "gettable" about your subject matter, real or fictional, for humor writing or other ironic purposes.  This class also works as a fun introduction to the fundamentals of workshopping for those new to the expectations...

$80

2 sessions

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Bossed Up Power Hour

at Six Degrees Society

Join LeAndria Streeter (Bossed Up AmBOSSador), Alice Hu (Six Degrees Society Ambassador), and many more women from the Washington, DC community for a fun night of networking! Meet incredible women doing amazing things as you join our growing community of courageous, ambitious women leading BOSS lives and crafting their careers with passion and purpose....

Free
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All About Tone

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

Robert Frost said, "It's tone I'm in love with; that's what poetry is, tone."  The ability to control tone in a poem is what makes the poet credible and his or her intention clear. But tone has not always been easy to define, let alone control. In this workshop participants will attempt to distinguish tone from voice, style, and mood.  ...

$50
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Write Tight

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

In this workshop for beginning fiction writers, you’ll learn how to excise excess prose to streamline your work. Improve clarity, pacing, and readability using fewer words!  We’ll cover concepts like:  show, don’t tell in late, out early in media res redundancy pesky adverbs purple prose and much, much more Say goodbye to...

$50
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Elements of Fiction: Dialogue

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

Having trouble getting your dialogue to sparkle? In this workshop, you will see that writing realistic-sounding dialogue has little to do with how people actually speak.  You’ll learn how to use dialogue to advance the plot and reveal character, and we’ll cover the effective use of tags, oblique dialogue, and subtext. In addition, we’ll...

$50
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The No-Homework Fiction Workshop

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

Every component of this workshop takes place in class: craft discussion, writing, editorial feedback, revision (with the option to begin second or third pieces) and advice on where to go with what you’ve produced. Participants may wish to come in with an idea or two they’d like to work on in class, or they may decide to work extemporaneously, based...

$135

4 sessions

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Creating Memorable Characters for Young Readers

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

While a good plot may intrigue, readers only become absorbed when they connect with the main character. How do you create a fictional character who will engage young readers from the first page? How can you make dialogue reveal your characterÕs personality?  Explore the elements of crafting fictional characters, both realistic and imaginary,...

$80

2 sessions

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PgMP (Program Management Professional) Full Course

at PMO Advisory LLC - Annapolis
101 College Pkwy, Washington, District of Columbia 21012

The Full (3 Day) PgMP course is real-time, certified expert-led classes delivered in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and at client sites. The course is comprehensive using multi-modal learning including lecture, class discussions, case studies, hands-on exercises (individual and group), and questions and answers. The course content is based on...

$2,699

3 sessions

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NaNoWriMo 101

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

Every November, thousands of writers worldwide sit down to a challenge: to write 50,000 words, or the first draft of a novel, in just thirty days.  Yes, it's crazy, and yet, books like Water for Elephants and The Night Circus were born in past years during National Novel Writing Month. Is it for you? How does it work? What are the strategies...

$50
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Political Compliance Management

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

Join leading election law expert Ken Gross for a full-day overview of the top legal and compliance issues facing your public affairs programs. In this seminar, hear about all of the rules that apply to PACs, corporate political contributions, gift rules and ethics, pay-to-play and lobbying at the state and federal level.  Ken will provide a detailed...

$799
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CBAP Certification Prep Boot Camp

at ASPE Inc. - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1110 Vermont Ave NW Ste 700, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

Business analysis is achieving worldwide recognition as a profession in its own right. The CBAP® designation is a mark of distinction for intermediate and advanced–level practitioners, recognizing their demonstration of the knowledge and skills necessary for effectiveness and a professional level of competence in business analysis principles and...

$2,695

4 sessions

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