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Teacher Feature: Skye Zentz

Songwriting is for EVERYBODY! The fabric of our lives are permanently embellished with the songs that shape us. When we give music and/or cadence to our life stories and memories, we imbue them with a special power to stick, not just for ourselves but for others too. Come learn one of the oldest forms of…

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Teacher Feature: Mike Krentz

Join Muse teaching artist Mike Krentz for Real Med. True Psych. on October 30 from 10am-12:30pm EDT. Stories in all genres often feature medical scenarios or characters with psychological challenges. This class will explore common medical mistakes that writers make, how to correct them, and how to craft medical scenes that serve the author’s plot and character objectives.…

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Teacher Feature: Lizz Schumer

Join Muse teaching artist Lizz Schumer for Creative Nonfiction 2 beginning on Wednesday, October 13, 7-9pm EDT. This course will help intermediate creative nonfiction writers delve deeper into the craft and magic of the genre through exploring the rich world of nontraditional forms, learning how to choose the right voice and perspective for your narrative, discussing ethical considerations…

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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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