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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.…

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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…

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Return of Writers Happy Hours and Coffee Breaks

We’re excited to announce the return of our Writers Happy Hours and Writers Coffee Breaks! During the pandemic, we had to pause our networking and social events. We’ve really missed getting together in-person and seeing everyone Join us for our 1st Friday Coffee Breaks and our Third Thursday Happy Hours (note the new day of…

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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…

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Words Matter: Teen Poets on Poetry as a Tool for Survival

“These poems … remind us that when we are at the edge of any kind of precarity, all we have to consider is flight.” – Luisa A. Igloria, VA Poet Laureate, while hosting Words Matter. Our World Matters. On an unseasonably warm Sunday this December, eight youth poets joined The Muse for a virtual reading…

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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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Give Local 757 2021

  The Muse Writers Center is participating in Give Local 757 on Tuesday, May 11(all day, from midnight to 11:59 p.m.). All you have to do to donate is click on the donate button that will appear on the main page of our website on Tuesday, May 11. You can also visit our giving page…

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Event Feature: LIVE Zine Workshop

This Saturday, November 7 at 3:30pm EST, The 757 Comic & Cartoon Creators will be teaching a LIVE Zine Workshop as a part of our Diversity 2020 series! Professional Comic Creators Cory Bland and C. L. Zeno will be discussing the ins-and-outs of Zine-making! Tune in on Facebook LIVE or here on our website to…

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Event Feature: Hollihock Writers Conference

The Fifth Annual Hollihock Writers Conference is this weekend! Events begin Friday, October 23 and go through the entire weekend! The Hollihock Writers Conference is all VIRTUAL this year. Tune in for exciting, engaging, and insightful writing sessions, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and featured readers. All of the instructors and speakers are professionals and accomplished…

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