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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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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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Changing the World, One Poem at a Time

What does it mean to be a poet today? Join The Muse and Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria for a three-part reading and conversation series featuring the 2021-2022 Virginia Young Poets in the Community. About the program: Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria and the Poetry Society of Virginia are pleased to announce the…

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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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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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Poems For Our Living and Breathing

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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