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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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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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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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Program Feature: Fiction

We all have stories to tell, whether we’ve never written anything before, or we’re dusting off the old writing muscles and getting back in the game. This summer, The Muse is thrilled to offer a robust and comprehensive Fiction program for writers at all levels and stages of the process. **** Fiction 1: Monday Evenings…

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Program Feature: Screenwriting

Screenwriting is an exciting, creative, and labor-intensive art that can be learned. Every screenplay begins with FADE IN. Let’s get started. Join Matt Friedman for “Introduction to Screenwriting” on Wednesdays bi-weekly from Jun 30 – Aug 18, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. This class will focus on discussing and developing story ideas, and sharing comments and suggesting solutions;…

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Teacher Feature: Shawn Girvan

Shawn Girvan, The Brain Genius of Truth Writing Shawn Girvan received his MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. His work has appeared in The Pitkin Review, Wraparound South, and West Texas Literary Review. He has also produced a critically acclaimed documentary film, has owned a wedding videography business, and studied and performed improvisation at…

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Teacher Feature: Meg Eden Kuyatt

Meg Eden Kuyatt is a 2020 Pitch Wars mentee, and her work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO and CV2. She teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” (2017), and the…

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Writing for Artists

Are you looking for a way to combine visual art with the craft of writing? We at The Muse are dedicated to cultivating a diverse community of creatives who work in a variety of media and explore their creative potential to the fullest! Are you a comic maker and/or writer brimming with ideas and need…

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Thought Radio

In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we’ll explore our emotional selves while taking the time to play with different perspectives outside of…

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