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The Facts of Fiction

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4508 Walsh St
Btwn Wisconsin & West Avenues
Bethesda, Maryland 20815
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Robert Friedman

What you'll learn in this writing class:

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 factual article about the character and event, then creates a fictional piece, putting the character or event in a central role, while, hopefully, intuiting a fictional "truth" as filtered through the writer's research and imagination. After the first session, the workshop will be heavy on writing and critiquing.

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The Writer's Center

In 1976, a group of literature enthusiasts led by Allan Lefcowitz, Barbara Lefcowitz, Jane Fox, Merrill Lefler, Ann McLaughlin, Richard Peabody, John Hill and others embarked on a mission to make an independent home for the literary arts in the D.C. area. A community where likeminded individuals could...

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