Posts by Shawn Girvan
Special Events at The Muse!
Desiree Cooper, author of Nothing Special, at The Muse Writers Center for a special workshop and seminar on January 21st. Very Special Engagements at The Muse Norfolk, January 21, 2023, Award winning author, Desiree Cooper and illustrator, Bec Sloane are scheduled to discuss the fruitful collaboration that led to beautifully crafted 2021 children’s book, Nothing Special.…Read More
Muse Creative Writing Camps for Kids and Teens
Drop the kids off for a few hours all week long at The Muse Writers Center this August. We are offering in person camps for three age groups: Your child or teen can learn to express themselves in a guided, friendly, and supportive environment. Let them me their muse! Creative Writing Camp: Elementary School (ages…Read More
The Creative Writing INDOC: A Start-Up Guide to Creative Writing for the Military by Veteran Writers
Members of the United States military are bound to have many unique experiences. Experiences worthy of a book, short story, or maybe even a screenplay. Rather than repeating, “you had to be there…” members of the military community can learn the skill of creative writing and put their stories on the page so they can…Read More
Submit to the Short-Short Playwriting Project Today!
A play goes through many phases before it hits the page and then the stage. The Muse Writers Center is excited to partner with Little Theater Norfolk and The Norfolk Playwrights Collective for the second Short-Short Playwriting Project. This project will help guide 6 aspiring playwrights through the very early processes of developing a play.…Read More
Last Chance to see “Call of Adventure” Art show at The Muse
Throughout the last year, our daring and dazzling artist in residence Alisha Brown has stuck with us through crazy COVID ups and downs. Thankfully, we are reopening in time for everyone to see her show, Call to Adventure, before it comes down. And because she is relocating to Colorado, she is having a moving sale…Read More
Summer Creative Writing Camp for Adults at The Muse!
The Muse Writers Center is excited to announce that our highly anticipated summer creative writing camps for adults will return this summer! Each hour in this fun, day-long Friday “camp” for adult creative writers, we’ll explore different aspects of writing and the writing life. During parts of the day, all attendees will write together as…Read More
Summer Class Schedule Announced! We’re Back!
The Muse Writers Center is excited to announce the release of a full summer schedule including in-person, online, and hybrid classes, seminars, and camps! Registration is open now! Learn something new in writing craft, creativity, research, and professional development or write and revise in a new or favorite genre. Our instructors are professional writers and teachers…Read More
Muse Youth Program Announces Summer Class Schedule
The Muse is excited to offer FREE creative writing classes for young writers and teens this summer! We offer three levels of creating writing classes for young writers and teens, from beginner to advanced. All classes listed are in person or hybrid classes. Young Writers Workshop Join local songwriter Skye Zentz and Comic writer Kristin…Read More
48 hours later… Join us for the performances!
Friday night, the teams were formed, and the clock started. Join us at the Little Theater of Norfolk tonight at 7 pm! Get tickets of the performances: Little Theater of Norfolk (arts-people.com) ($5 min. donation) In collaboration with Norfolk Arts Commision, The Muse Writers Center, and the Norfolk Playwrights Collective.Read More
Vietnam War aka “The Rock ‘n’ Roll War”
The Muse Writers Center offers a look back at the Vietnam era through the music we know by heart. After watching the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War, Jack Sommers traveled to Vietnam in May 2018 with several soldiers and Marines and following this trip he began writing stories on the war. Earlier this…Read More