MOCA Drawing Workshop
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

MOCA Drawing Workshop

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Overview: ASAP is partnering with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to offer a four-session, visual arts workshop series free for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. Come join the last workshop of this series and learn the basic principles of drawing such as value, line, positive and negative space. A variety of subject matter will be explored using pen­cil and charcoal. Students will also explore their creative voice through exercises in expression and creativity. The session will be led by award-winning painter and teaching artist, Suzanne Stevens.

When & Where: This workshop will take place on Saturday, November 17th from 10 AM - 4 PM at MOCA (2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, 23451)

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The Poetry of Memory Workshop with Victoria Kelly
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Poetry of Memory Workshop with Victoria Kelly

Overview: Accomplished poet and author of "When the Men Go Off to War", Victoria Kelly, will show how the best poetry is written about what we know, and this workshop will look at how to successfully craft poems out of specific memories. We will look at poems by published writers, and you will have the opportunity to write a poem in class, share your work with your classmates and get feedback on your work. 

When & Where: This workshop will take place at the Capitol Post office (625 N Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314) on Saturday, November 17 from 10 AM - 2 PM.

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Satire Writing Workshop with Paul Szoldra (Duffel Blog)
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Satire Writing Workshop with Paul Szoldra (Duffel Blog)

Overview: There's a whole lot of absurdity in the world, and there's no better way to illustrate just how absurd than through the use of satire. In this workshop from Paul Szoldra, the Editor-in-Chief of the satirical military news site Duffel Blog, you'll learn the essential elements of satire, a brief history of what it is and how it can be employed, and how to formulate your own satirical ideas. Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn how to properly pitch, and eventually, write a hilarious satirical news story that will encourage your audience to think more deeply about an issue. This basic-level class will be highly-interactive, so bring your enthusiasm, sense of humor, and a laptop (or a pen and paper).

When & Where: This workshop will take place at the Capitol Post, ASAP’s office, located at 625 N Washington St. Ste #425, Alexandria, VA 22314 and will be available on two separate dates to ensure more space for participation. The Satire Writing Workshop will be available on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, from 9 AM - 5 PM. You can indicate your preferred date when applying below.

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Reaching Outward: Poetry as Empathy
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Reaching Outward: Poetry as Empathy

Overview: Human beings are connected both by wound and by healing, by experience and expectation. Poetry rises out of our own inner experience, but is it able to emerge from an experience beyond our own, connecting us to others? Can we write a poem tracing someone else’s footprints, placing our heart in or close to their heart, for a wider, shared healing? In this workshop, Sofia Starnes, Virginia’s Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014 and decorated author of six poetry collections, will lead us as we try to answer these questions by looking at several poems by various authors, reading them in-depth and in open conversation. Having done so, the participants will be given a selection of “prompts” to initiate a poem of their own, which they will be invited (but not compelled) to share, eliciting comments by other participants, with input from the workshop leader. Participants are also encouraged to bring another poem or two, related to this theme, to read aloud as time permits.

When & Where: This workshop will take place on the campus of William & Mary in Room 1069 of Miller Hall (101 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185), located in the left wing of the main floor, on Saturday, December 8 from 10 AM - 2 PM.

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Multimedia Workshop with Andrea McCarren
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Multimedia Workshop with Andrea McCarren

Overview: Empower yourself with new multimedia skills in writing, cell phone photography and video, and on-camera presentation at this hands-on workshop taught by veteran journalist Andrea McCarren. Whether you want to build your personal or professional brand, or simply shoot better home movies, this is the class for you! Learn how to share your material effectively via social media platforms and build your following. All you need to bring to this half-day bootcamp is a smart phone, lunch or snacks and a sense of humor! Laptops optional. We will have Wi-Fi available. 

When & Where: This workshop will take place on Saturday, October 13 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the WUSA TV Station (4100 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016)

Applications for this workshop are no longer being accepted.

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Screenwriting Workshop
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Screenwriting Workshop

Overview: Everyone's got a story to tell, and the screenwriter is the one who breathes life into the characters, conflicts and unique worlds created on the silver screen. Offered as the second session of a summer writing series, this seminar is designed to introduce the three-act structure, the use of conflict to move the story forward, and the creation of compelling characters. The workshop will be led by the Muse's instructors and will be held at the Muse's facilities in Norfolk, VA (2200 Colonial Ave #3, Norfolk, VA 23517). If you've written a screenplay in the past or if you are entirely new to the form, you will learn something valuable about the exciting challenges of visual storytelling.

When & Where: The workshop will take place on August 25th from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at the Muse Writers Center 2200 Colonial Ave #3, Norfolk, VA 23517.

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