Bethesda Writer’s Center Offers Fun Online Classes

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When a group of writers and small press publishers joined forces, they opened The Writer’s Center. Nestled in nearby Bethesda, the center’s mission is to “create an independent home for the literary arts.” It offers fun workshops and events that help writers improve their skills. Today, the workshops are held online. Here are three classes the Bethesda Writer’s Center offers that you can enjoy from our Arundel Hills apartments:

Writing Picture Books (Thursdays, March 18 – April 1)

Writing Picture Books covers story openings, plot, marketing, and more. By the end of class, students should have a completed book. Instructor Mary Quattlebaum is an award-winning children’s author. She also writes nonfiction for adults and teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Pop Up: Unclogging Your Brain (March 30)

Pop Up: Unclogging Your Brain is a great way to show off your creative side. Instructor Lisa Jan Sherman will offer prompts to spark poems or short stories. You’ll share your work with the class in a judgment-free zone. Lisa is an actor and team builder who enjoys improvisational acting. She has been a SAG member for more than 35 years and performs on stage, television, and film.

Plotting Your Novel (April 2 – 23)

Learn how to write a memorable book during Plotting Your Novel.  You’ll understand the architecture of a novel, and will gain the skills needed to finish your book on your own.  Instructor Tammy Greenwood has penned 13 award-winning novels. She enjoys teaching and provides helpful feedback on all assignments. This class has no set meeting time. Tammy will post new lessons every Friday, and students have all week to complete the tasks and comment on their classmates’ work.

After one of your classes with the Bethesda Writer’s Center, have a tasty meal delivered from a nearby sandwich shop. To call The Elms at Stoney Run Village home, contact us. We will gladly show you all that our apartments near Fort Meade have to offer. 

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