Norfolk Songwriters Learn and Collaborate
Over the last decade, Norfolk-based singer/songwriter Skye Zentz has made a name for herself with her infectious, uplifting energy, honest lyrics, and memorable melodies. Skye is a true Norfolkian, and if you have spent any time in Hampton Roads, chances are that you have heard her beautifully positive, catchy tunes. Skye has also been teaching…Read More
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
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
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
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
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…Read More
Teacher Feature: Skye Zentz
Songwriting is for EVERYBODY! The fabric of our lives are permanently embellished with the songs that shape us. When we give music and/or cadence to our life stories and memories, we imbue them with a special power to stick, not just for ourselves but for others too. Come learn one of the oldest forms of…Read More
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…Read More
Teacher Feature: Mike Krentz
Join Muse teaching artist Mike Krentz for Real Med. True Psych. on October 30 from 10am-12:30pm EDT. Stories in all genres often feature medical scenarios or characters with psychological challenges. This class will explore common medical mistakes that writers make, how to correct them, and how to craft medical scenes that serve the author’s plot and character objectives.…Read More