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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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Virginia Festival of the Book

The Muse is proud to be partnering with the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book on these amazing panels, reading and discussions: 3/15- Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race – A discussion with Regina Bradley, Adam Gussow, and Claudrena Harold, followed by a set of live music from The Blues Doctors. 3/19- Writing…

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Teacher Feature: Suzanne Underwood Rhodes

This semester, Suzanne Rhodes is teaching the class, “Writing the Light in a Dark Time” beginning on Saturday, February 13 at 10am EST. Take Suzanne’s class to explore the core of human experience – relationship: your relationship to words and to worlds, both inner and outer, but also the relationships we build as a community…

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Teacher Feature: Erin Beaty

Once upon a time, a girl came out to her friends and family as a writer, and they all said, “Duh. We were just waiting for day YOU accepted that about yourself.” This semester, Erin Beaty is teaching the class, “Advanced YA Workshop” beginning on Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm EST. Take Erin’s class if…

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Teacher Feature: Kindra McDonald

“I believe in the power of words and especially in the healing powers of poetry. It has saved my life and given me strength when I needed it most, if poetry can do that, what can’t it do?” -Kindra McDonald Take Kindra’s Class: Introduction to Poetry Writing Our world is chaotic, changed, and kind of…

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Teacher Feature: Christine Rucker

This class will take a quick break from structured writing and combine words with visual elements, also looking at other artists’ journals. In this class, students will try simple art techniques to explore stream of consciousness and talk about how this can be incorporated in their writing practice.   

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Teacher Feature: Nishat Ahmed

Take one of Nishat’s Classes: Unlocking Sounds in Poetics and How to Ask Questions in Poems!   “If we can’t find joy while doing the work of writing, then what’s the point?” – Nishat Ahmed   Take Nishat’s classes if you want to be in an environment that hopes to break the traditional workshop/seminar/class structure!…

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