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August 13 @ 10:00 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

1 meeting
  • Summer 2022
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  • Hybrid
Room: Classroom 1
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Ave, Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States
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Creative Writing INDOC: Putting Military Stories on the Page

Learn everything you need to know to start sharing stories. As a member of the United States military, you are bound to have many unique experiences. Rather than trying to explain to someone that “they had to have been there,” learn the skill of creative writing and put your stories on the page so they can come alive and be experienced by every reader. Learn the practical basics or sharpen your skills with the help of a veteran who is a seasoned writer. If there is a book in ya, they’ll help you find it and get it out.

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The class is free for all active duty, veterans, family, and caregivers of the U.S. Armed Forces. This workshop and others made possible in part through the National Endowment for the Arts.

Karrie McDaniels

Karrie Loomis, a U.S. Navy Veteran, is the author of, “The Rocking Horse,” a stranger-danger middle grade fiction, and she currently writes women’s fiction and personal essays. Karrie serves on the Executive Board  for Hampton Roads Writers as the Treasurer. And she is the facilitator and host of Ego Break Writer’s Retreats, which focus on creativity and character development. Karrie discovered The Muse in 2015 and continues to be a regular student, volunteer, host, and outreach teaching artist. She is earning a Master of Arts degree in transpersonal psychology from Atlantic University and holds a B.S. in psychology with a minor in world religions from Old Dominion University. When Karrie is not writing, she is a practicing Reiki Master and Spiritual Life Coach.


Please note: This class or event is hybrid. Some attendees will be in-person and some will attend online. If you plan to attend in-person, you must show proof of vaccination to enter our physical center (ages 12 and older). Please read all our re-opening guidelines and important information before you visit, and be aware that there may be a limited number of seats available. If you are participating online (using Zoom or a similar live platform), 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. Check your spam box if you don't see it.

The MuseTeacher: Karrie Loomis

Prerequisite: Open to writers of all levels of experience