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Fundraising Plea

Dear friends,

I would really like to remove all of the ads from the sites that the CWC owns: including this homepage, Hit and Run Magazine, Writers and Teachers Collaborative, Sitting Pretty Magazine, and Summer Writing Camp. This means I have to upgrade the sites to the tune of up to $100 each. I ask you to please help me deliver the best looking products that I can, without the distractions of ads. My personal philosophy is that I do not want to be affiliated with organizations that are not related to what I do and ads symbolize affiliation. I am happy to cooperate, but do not want to affiliate. So would you please help the Charlottesville Writing Center remain autonomous? You can send a check to PO Box 5608 Charlottesville, VA 22903, or you can contribute via Paypal at The CWC is a 501(c)3 agency and your contribution is tax deductible.

Thanks in advance for your consideration and your support.

God bless you and your writing.

Heather B.
Founder and Director, CWC

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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in General announcements



Dear Friends of CWC:  I have added a new tab called “Your Writings” to the site. I want to develop it for the homeschool population, but am asking you to try it out first. I have posted a prompt, very similar to what you might find at The Nervous Breakdown site.

This page is password protected and will not stay up for very long. I basically want to see how it will work and if the idea will be suitable for youth. Since youth might be accessing it, I will ask that you keep your posts to PG-13 or below. Thank you.

2013 test



2:37 PM: ok, I put the Your Writing page under Stuff We Do. Same password. Play on!

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Posted by on February 3, 2013 in General announcements


January 2013 Poetry Class

Poetry Class: Introduction to Form.
Starts on Tuesday January 8, 6:30 PM-8:30 (ends January 29)
A month-long blast into the basics of scansion and learning the nuts and bolts of how to write in meter. Course goal — you write a sonnet. This is truly a beginner’s class.
Place TBA.
Write to or through Facebook to sign up.

This is going to be the start of a great year!

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Posted by on December 16, 2012 in General announcements


Summer 2012

Hey folks,

We are taking a break from camp this year while we work on spiffing up our homeschool services plan for this fall. We are always available for individual consultation and maybe even a writing themed pool party.

Enjoy your summer!!!


The CWC Staff

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Posted by on June 26, 2012 in General announcements, Summer Creative Writing Camp


Back to School Writing Prep –It’s a good idea

Sign up NOW. Session starts on August 8. Monday through Friday (Aug 12) 9 am til noon. The goal for the week is to write an essay. That’s it. Get the thinking and writer muscles working together in a low-impact, non-graded atmosphere. Students are invited to write about anything they want — just create and support an argument with a little bit of research. Presto: ready for school. Parents: it’s $175.00 for the session. We will meet downtown.

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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in General announcements, Summer Creative Writing Camp


Scholarship Money Needed

The director has set a goal of raising $3,500, to go directly to scholarships for the CWC summer camp. 10 full scholarship and 20 half scholarships. People are asking for assistance. Please help me help them have a writing experience they will never forget.

Charlottesville Writing Center

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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in General announcements


Today is National Poetry Month’s “Poem in Your Pocket Day.”

Here is a link to a whole bunch of poems that you can pick from to print, cut and put in your pocket.
Or, you can write your own!

© CWC 2011

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Posted by on April 14, 2011 in General announcements


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