Brenda Clough, who teaches the Aug 25th workshop, has not only been teaching science fiction for years at the Writing Center in Bethesda, she's also been nominated for the Hugo and Nebulla awards and is an excellent writer with a long career in her own right. See these reviews of her work on Amazon:
This one for The Doors and Death of Life, published by Tor in 2001:
And this one for Revise the World, published in 2009:
There are still a few seats remaining for her August 25th, 10 AM BSFS workshop. Money is due by August 11th. First come, first reserved. Cost to participate is $25, which includes lunch. E-mail BSFSEvents@BSFS.Org for more information, including how to pay. Thanks everyone!