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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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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…

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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.…

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Teacher Feature: Lizz Schumer

Join Muse teaching artist Lizz Schumer for Creative Nonfiction 2 beginning on Wednesday, October 13, 7-9pm EDT. This course will help intermediate creative nonfiction writers delve deeper into the craft and magic of the genre through exploring the rich world of nontraditional forms, learning how to choose the right voice and perspective for your narrative, discussing ethical considerations…

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Teacher Feature: Patrick Dacey

Join Muse teaching artist Patrick Dacey for Writing the Weird on Saturday, July 24 from 10am-12:30pm. In this seminar, we will look at making the most out of what’s on the page. Often, after a few drafts, we still don’t feel fully invested in our own work. What’s missing? Have I entertained every possibility? Am…

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Teacher Feature: Mike Krentz

Engage your readers from page one with intertwined plot lines presented through multiple points of view. Your characters can be reliable or non, but none of them knows as much as the reader, who doesn’t know the complete story either. Learn how to weave together the story lines and characters in an ever-tightening spiral to…

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Teacher Feature: Shannon Curtin

Do you want to hone your funny bone? Join Shannon Curtin for How to Submit Your Work to Magazines and Journals on Sunday, August 22 and August 29 at 1pm EST. This two-session seminar will guide you through the world of submitting to literary journals and magazines from start to finish. By the end of…

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Teacher Feature: Diane Zinna

At the heart of most memoirs is a grief we’re aching to understand and share with other people. If you can learn to write grief as you have truly known it, you can write anything. Join Muse teaching artist Diane Zinna for Memoir 1: Tuesday Evenings on Tuesdays, Jul 6 – Aug 10, 7:00 pm…

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Teacher Feature: Wendi White

The world is in great need of our stories and poems. Great literature not only allows us to inhabit other personas, expanding our capacity for empathy, it can also deepen our empathy for ourselves. Art has the power to move us toward right relationship with the world, with ourselves, and with other human beings, seemingly…

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