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This April, join us for a two-part reading + open mic series in celebration of National Poetry Month, “Poems For Our Living and Breathing.” Part 1 (April 11) will feature current officers of the Poetry Society of Virginia. Register to be included in the Zoom room HERE. Part 2 (April 18) will feature poets from…

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Join us Thursday, March 18 at 7:30pm EST for a reading by Sheri Reynolds from her latest novel, The Tender Grave, followed by a Q&A. From the publisher: “In THE TENDER GRAVE, Sheri Reynolds weaves complex themes of parenting, forgiveness, guilt, and accountability into a lyrical and lushly-woven tapestry that chronicles our enduring search for…

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The Muse is proud to be partnering with the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book on these amazing panels, reading and discussions: 3/15- Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race – A discussion with Regina Bradley, Adam Gussow, and Claudrena Harold, followed by a set of live music from The Blues Doctors. 3/19- Writing…

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The fastest way to infuse energy into your writing is to start the story at a point you find exciting–not where you think the reader should start. This semester, Jayne Ann Krentz is teaching a seminar, “Ten Tips for Writing for Today’s Popular Fiction Market”  on March 14, 1pm – 3:30pm EST.  The subject of…

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Join us for a virtual reading along with a Q & A with writer Kristina Forest on Monday, March 8th from 7-8 PM EST. This event is free and open to the public.  Kristina Forest is the author of YA romance novels, including I Wanna Be Where You Are and Now That I’ve Found You. She earned her MFA…

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Call For Submissions! We are publishing a literary journal called “Just A Phase” featuring teen writing that was created during the pandemic. We are open to multi-genre submissions with a maximum word count of 2,000. The pieces do not have to concern this period of time directly, the only criteria is that it was made…

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This semester, Suzanne Rhodes is teaching the class, “Writing the Light in a Dark Time” beginning on Saturday, February 13 at 10am EST. Take Suzanne’s class to explore the core of human experience – relationship: your relationship to words and to worlds, both inner and outer, but also the relationships we build as a community…

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Once upon a time, a girl came out to her friends and family as a writer, and they all said, “Duh. We were just waiting for day YOU accepted that about yourself.” This semester, Erin Beaty is teaching the class, “Advanced YA Workshop” beginning on Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm EST. Take Erin’s class if…

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A long time student of The Muse, Lisa Cooper received her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and Adult Education with a concentration in Memoir from Seton Hill University. Trained and certified as a Peer Recovery Specialist in the state of Virginia, she developed The Muse’s first Writing through Grief and Trauma class after working as…

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Are you an experienced fiction writer? Are you new to fiction, but looking to learn more about the genre? The Muse Writers Center offers a variety of fiction classes and seminars for all experience levels. No matter where you’re at in the writing process or in your writing life, you will find a class for…

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