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A Novel Over 20 Years in the Making

A Navy SEAL fulfills a dream with a little help from The Muse. It was 2014 when David Cascio saw the bright yellow Muse flier pinned to a bulletin board in a Virginia Beach Panera. “Ever since then, it’s been gangbusters,” Daves says while describing how he came to be a Muse student for 8…

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Welcome to the Muse Bolt!

Hello and welcome to the shiny new Muse Bolt, a blog and semi-regular email newsletter chronicling what’s new at The Muse. We will be sharing writing resources, upcoming and recent Muse events such as author readings and panels, interviews with Muse teachers, and more. The Muse Bolt will also include a SHOUT-OUTS & CELEBRATIONS section.…

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The New Muse Brand

New Year, New Brand, New Era of Literary Arts for Hampton Roads. The original Muse logo was designed by Executive Director and founder Michael Khandelwal on the back of a napkin in 2005. Since then, The Muse has grown exponentially — and had expanded even more in 2020 and 2021, thanks to the move to…

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Many Lifetimes of Memories from the Harbor’s Edge

Harbor’s Edge and The Muse Writers Center celebrate the release of a book three years in the making.  A little over three years ago, The Muse Writers Center gave a short presentation at Harbor’s Edge Retirement Community about the wonders and joys of creative writing and how it could benefit them and the members of…

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Want to be a Poet? The Muse gives you the path to become one!

Join a Muse Poetry Class or Workshop Today! Start or continue your poetry journey as soon as tomorrow. Tutuion is always available. Begin or refresh with Kindra McDonald Sign up for Introduction to Poetry Writing Now! Start workshopping those poems with Suzanne Rhodes Sign up for the Poetry Workshop Today-STARTS MONDAY! Fine tune your poetry…

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Muse Teaching Artist’s Art Show Opens

Christine Rucker received her BFA from Pratt Institute. She resides in Norfolk, VA where she teaches Visual Journaling Workshop: Exploring the Imagination at The Muse. Rucker’s A Series of Monotonous Tings is on display in the Offsite Gallery right now. A Series of Monotonous Tings/Contagion invites you to reflect on what is at risk by…

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A Muse Special Event!

Join us on Friday, June 26, in a space dedicated to the authenticity and power of storytelling. We are honored to present these beautiful artists! Sheila Arnold Lauren Hope Rebekah Coxwell Desiree Cooper Synnika Lofton   Remember, The Muse Writers Center offers tuition assistance to all those who need it. Ask us how we can…

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Teacher Feature: Noah Renn & Patrick Dacey!

Take Noah’s Class: The Poetry Workshop: Monday Nights. Noah Renn received an MFA from Old Dominion University 2011. His chapbook, Sinking City was released in 2019 from Finishing Line Press. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. His poetry can be found in The Ekphrastic Review, Whurk, 30 North, Blue Collar Review, The…

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Teacher Feature: Alison Schoew.

Take a class taught by Alison: Resume Writing Workshop, and Start Writing, Keep Writing… Write Now! Alison Schoew has been helping job applicants strengthen their resumes for about 15 years, now. She’ll give you the tools to create a personalized functional resume and cover letter that will help you to get your resume on the…

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Teacher Feature!

Learn and workshop your Flash Nonfiction with Cristina! Monday Evening and Monday Morning class spots available! Cristina Flores received a B.A. in English from the University of Texas and an M.A. in English from the University of Vermont. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus, Pomme Journal, and Thin Air Magazine. When she isn’t writing, she…

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