New Muse Grand (Re-)Opening
Please join us for a fun, day-long celebration of The New Muse Writers Center. We can use your help... please donate to help fund the New Center! Feel free to let us know you're coming on Facebook.
Saturday, January 30
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
2200 Colonial Ave. Suite #3, Ghent, Norfolk, 23507, Directions and Maps
Tours of the new facility will be held throughout the day.
Young Writers Reading
Readers: Iseabealla Chegini, Jorja Connelley, Sylvie Farrell, Allyson Harris, Jonathan He, Teresa Reali, Theo Rose, James Sadler, Chloe Schuck
Teen Writers Reading
Readers: Zachary Earnest, Noa Greenspan, Wesley Harper, Charlotte Hurley, Gabriela Igloria, Sydney Kurtz, Sarah Philpott, Maya Porten, Tavian Reid, Claire Ross, Erin Schofer, Jon Phillip Schulze, Jiana Smith, Gracie White, Shirley Williams
ODU MFA Student Reading
Readers: Maggie Libby Davis, Dexter Gore, Amanda Huynh, Sarah McCall
Chair Massages by Alyssa O’Neal
$1 a minute, half the proceeds go to our scholarship funds.
Songwriting Class Performance
Performers: Jon Belka, Krista Clark, Kathryn Copeland, Andrew Frech, Tonya Jackson, Clare Roldan; with Skye Zentz
Ellen Bryson, Luisa Igloria, & Lydia Netzer Reading
A celebration of the work of these fantastic writers.
Reception & Celebration
A fun, evening party, featuring The Muse Neighborhood Jam, Performances by Dan Duke, Greg Lee, and others.
Refreshments throughout the day are courtesy of The Handsome Biscuit, Andrea's La Bella in Ghent, Yorgo's Bageldashery, Plaza del Sol, and others.
Come Celebrate The New Muse!
Writers' Happy Hour Every Wednesday
Every week, we'll be visiting a different bar in Norfolk's Ghent!
Join us every Wednesday from 5:15-7 p.m. at a different location in Norfolk's Ghent for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and drinks. Come and join us! Feel free to let us know you're coming on Facebook.
Calendar of Wednesday Writers' Happy Hours:
Wednesday, Bebruary 3: The Green Onion (1603 Colley Ave., Ghent, Norfolk, 23517, 963-1200), 1/2 price glasses of wine, 1/2 price Virginia beers, $2 off well drinks.
More To Be Announced
1st Friday Writers' Coffee Break
at Cafe Stella
1907 Colonial Ave., Ghent, Norfolk, 23517, 625-0461
Join us every 1st Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m.-Noon at Cafe Stella in Ghent for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation and camaraderie over a (perhaps much needed) coffee break. Each month will be hosted by different Muse teachers, who will be available to answer questions from current and prospective students about their classes, The Muse, and writing in general in addition to just hanging out over a cup of coffee or tea. Feel free to let us know you're coming on Facebook.
Friday, February 5: Co-hosted by Jennifer Adams and Michael Khandelwal
Friday, March 4: Co-hosted by Ellen Bryson and Michael Khandelwal
Friday, April 1: Co-hosted by Robbie Ciara and Michael Khandelwal
Friday, May 6: Co-hosted by Kelly Avery and Michael Khandelwal
Friday, June 3: Co-hosted by Shawn Girvan and Michael Khandelwal
More To Be Announced
Come and join us!
The Muse Jam
7-10 p.m., the 2nd Friday of each month
At The Muse Writers Center (816-A Orapax St., Ghent, Norfolk, (Directions and maps). Hosted by Dan Duke. Open to all.
Everyone's the Audience, Everyone Can Play
Join us for an evening where everyone is welcome to make music, sing, read, laugh, or just hang out and listen. This is not an "open-mic" with a sign-up list. The Muse Jam is more fun! We'll alternate between individual-led and collaborative performance and pure unplugged jams. Who's welcome? Anyone from beginners to professionals, whether you like to play an instrument or just listen, sing or be sung to, read your work or hear great stories and poems, practice your standup or improv or laugh yourself silly. Feel free to bring songbooks, sheet music, instruments, and friends. Suggested donation: $2 (goes to our scholarship funds; donation not required to attend).
Write-In: Slover Library
235 E. Plume St., Norfolk, 23510, 431-7462
2nd Saturdays of each month
2:30 p.m. (come by anytime until 4 p.m.)
Sponsored by: The Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center
Join other writers in a place with no pressure, no critiquing, and no deadlines. Just a place for writing inspiration and practice.
-Beginners and experienced writers welcome; teens and adults; all genres
-Writing exercises and fun prompts led by area authors
-Find library resources designed to help writers
-Share your work (if you want to) and get your creativity flowing
You deserve one hour of writing freedom this month! Join us!.
Saturday, February 13: Muse Teacher presenting writing prompts: Jennifer Adams
Saturday, March 12: Muse Teacher presenting writing prompts: Lauren Hurston
Saturday, April 9: Muse Teacher presenting writing prompts: Kenny Tomasits
Saturday, May 14: Muse Teacher presenting writing prompts: Donna Wynn
Saturday, June 11: Muse Teacher presenting writing prompts: Ellen Bryson
More To Be Announced