Community & Writing
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
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
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
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…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