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Tuesdays, Jul 20 - Sep 21
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

3 meetings
Meeting Location:
  • Online
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave, Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all those questions, big and small, you’ve been curious about.

This group is geared toward writers with some experience who are looking to gain insight into the world of professional writing; however, all are welcome to join.


Author line-up:

7/20: Jayne Ann Krentz – Find Your Core Story — Find Your Power

8/17: Melissa Page Deutsch – Turning your professional experience into a book: writing as an act of service

Melissa Page Deutsch, M.S., CCC-SLP, CPCC, ACC, is a credentialed life coach and licensed speech-language pathologist. Her book, This SLP Life: Powerful Self-Care Practices to Embrace Change, was published in August 2020 by ASHA Press. She has written for international journals and has spoken nationally on creative and empowering ways to navigate professional transitions, avoid burnout, and manage the inner critic. Her work as an SLP has included work in acute care, rehab, clinical research, graduate clinician supervision, and private practice. Melissa’s innovative personal development workshops are praised for their creativity, practicality, and lasting impact on attendees. Her great joy is to partner with clients who are seeking what is next in this one wondrous life we all have.

Past authors:

6/22: Desiree Cooper — “Confessions of a genre agnostic –Do you need to stick to one genre to be a successful author? Why I refuse to be pinned down.”

7/20: Jayne Ann Krentz — “Find Your Core Story–Find Your Power”

5/18: L. Penelope — writing & publishing fantasy and romance novels.

4/20: Patrick Dacey — general process of writing and publishing a book.

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register.

  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21