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
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…Read More
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…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
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.…Read More
Shoutouts and Celebrations: February 2022
This month’s exciting news from around the Muse community: The 2022 Muse Teen Fellows have been announced! Muse instructor Suzanne Rhodes was named Poet Laureate of Arkansas Longtime Muse student, volunteer, and instructor David Cascio’s debut novel FrogFlyer has been published Cover reveal for Muse instructor Erin Beatty’s upcoming novel Blood and MoonlightRead 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