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, July 8: Luna Maya (2010 Colley Ave. and 21st St., Norfolk, 23517, 622-6986), $3 drafts, $6 margaritas and special drinks till 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 15: Chow Restaurant & Bar (5103 Colley Ave, Norfolk, 23508, 321-2923); $1 off all drinks.
Wednesday, July 22: 80/20 Burger Bar (123 W. 21st St., Norfolk, 23517, 233-7900, where the old Boot used to be), $1 off all drinks for happy hour.
Wednesday, July 29: Tortilla West (508 Orapax St., West Ghent, Norfolk, 23507, 440-3777, a few blocks from The Muse), $1 off drinks, $3.50 well drinks.
Wednesday, August 5: Tap House Grill (931 W 21st St., Norfolk, 23517, 627-9172), $1 off all drinks. Stay for the Open-Mic at 9 p.m. hosted by Tom Robotham.
Wednesday, August 12: The Torch Bistro (601 Orapax St., Norfolk, 23507, 416-6848, a few blocks from The Muse), $2 domestic bottles, $4 well drinks.
Wednesday, August 19: Mermaid Winery (330 W. 22nd St., Suite 106, Norfolk, 23517, 233-4155), $5 wine specials, house-made wines, and O'Connor beers.
Wednesday, August 26: Toast (2406 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, 23517), $1 off all drinks.
Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, August 28
7 p.m. (sign-ups)
7:30-9 p.m. (open mic)
816-A Orapax St., West Ghent, Norfolk, 23507, Directions and Maps
Open to Teens 12-17. Come read original short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. Approximately 5-minute slots available. The event will be chaperoned, and the teens request the audience be mostly teens beside the chaperones.
Snacks & Refreshments Provided!
More Information: Email Noa Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook event page.
Join other 12-17 year olds for a fun night of listening to and reading original writing!
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, July 3: Co-hosted by Noah Renn and Michael Khandelwal
Friday, August 7: Co-hosted by Patti Hinson 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).
Chelsea/West Ghent Summer Solstice Open House
Friday, June 12, 5–9 p.m.
The 2015 Chelsea/West Ghent Summer Solstice Open House was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great time. In all, there seemed to be more than 300 people who stopped by! We raised, through the raffle, nearly $1,800 for our scholarship and tuition assistance funds. Thank you for buying tickets!
We’d like to thank O'Connor Brewing Company for donating refreshments.
We’d like to thank Dan Duke, Dennis Kelley, and Greg Lee for performing and Seoul 757 Korean Taco Food Truck for donating a portion of their proceeds to our scholarship funds.
We'd like to thank the businesses and individuals who donated prizes for the raffle: Luna Maya, The Monastery Restaurant, The Green Onion, Andrea's La Bella in Ghent, 80/20 Burger Bar, MJ's Tavern, Plaza del Sol, Pancho & Luigi, The Birch Bar, Cafe Stella, Bardo Edibles and Elixirs, Supper Southern Morsels, Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas, The Public House, Gosport Tavern, Charlie's Cafe, Borjo Coffeehouse, Cogan's Pizza, The Bakehouse at Chelsea, Orapax, Sam's Texas Sub Shop, The Torch Bistro, The Muse Writers Center, Hampton Roads Writers 2015 Conference, Kent Miller, Prince Books, Russell's Music World, The New Leaf, Local Heroes Comics, Health Food Centers, The Fit Company, Lacey Lee Fitness, AOC Salon, Ghent Eye Care, Colley Avenue Copies, NARO Expanded Cinema, NARO Expanded Video, The Push Comedy Theater, Smartmouth Brewing Company, Princess Anne Estates, Stove, Coastal Virginia Magazine, Ellen Bryson, Victoria Kelly, Renee Olander, Tom Yuill, Karla Martin, Emily DeLoach, The Quotable, Luisa Igloria, Lamar Giles, & Ramona Rice.
We’d like to thank those who volunteered their time to help make the event a success: Alexandra Guster, Alicia Dekker, Chris De Matteo, Ellen Bryson, Evan Hartley, Greg Cina, Jennifer Adams, Karen Tatum, Kate Copeland, Kindra McDonald, Matt Foster, Michael Khandelwal, Noa Greenspan, Patti Hinson, Robbie Ciara, Sarah McCall, Shawn Girvan, Stephanie Catherines, & Tresa Gardner.