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Creative Writing Classes & Seminars

Looking for a place to express your inner writer? In each of our three yearly sessions (winter/spring, summer, and fall), we offer creative writing classes on weekday evenings, weekday mornings, and the daytime on weekends. Classes range from those geared for novice writers or those with some writing experience who are looking for a structured environment in which to bloom to those geared for intermediate, advanced, or professional writers.

We offer classes for adults as well as pre-teen and teen writers. Genres and topics offered include a variety of creative writing classes in poetry, fiction, flash fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, storytelling, comic books and graphic novels, songwriting, food writing, science fiction, fantasy, children’s book writing, journaling, and multi-genre writing, as well as seminars in writers craft, research, and professional development.

Class size is usually capped at 8 or 9 students—classes with different maximum sizes are indicated in the class listing. We teach short seminars that meet once all the way to longer workshops that meet up to eight times.

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April 2020

Teen Writers Workshop: Monday Evenings

In this workshop, you can explore multiple genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry. We’ll get started with creative exercises, prompts, and readings, and have ample time to share and comment on each other’s work. You can learn a new genre or sharpen your skills while working on something you are already writing. Come hone your unique writing voice in a creative and fun atmosphere.    

Mondays, February 10 - April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Sarah Pringle
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Nonfiction in a Flash: Monday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone In this workshop, creative nonfiction and memoir writers will explore the genre of flash creative nonfiction (between 500 and 1,000 words). We will discuss and discover the many craft elements that make flash nonfiction an engaging, experimental and…

Mondays, February 10 - May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Cristina Foss

Introduction to Memoir & Creative Nonfiction: Tuesday Mornings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Memoir and all creative nonfiction is the work of memory and craft, style and substance. In this class, we will move toward uncovering the true stories about ourselves and the world and telling them well. We will learn,…

Tuesdays, February 25 - May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Start Writing, Keep Writing… Write Now (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Creative writing is fun! And finding your voice doesn’t have to be hard work. It’s just a matter of letting your words and ideas flow onto the page without tinkering and re-tinkering your way into a creative cul-de-sac.…

Tuesdays, February 25 - May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Alison Schoew

NEW DATE COMING SOON: Write Anything: Four Tuesday Evenings

THESE DATES WILL CHANGE AS WE MIGRATE TO ONLINE CLASSES. This shorter version of Write Anything is an invitation to hone your unique writing voice in a creative and open atmosphere. You will have the unique opportunity to explore what you enjoy, be it fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry. This multi genre workshop is an excellent first writing class as well as a place for seasoned writers to explore a different forms and techniques or work in whichever style of…

Tuesdays, April 7 - April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Sarah Pringle

A Deep Dive Into Craft: Cheating the MFA (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. This craft class will consist of four seminars structured around four literary novels/novellas read prior to the respective class. We will dissect these novels to learn how the author utilized certain literary tools, and then we’ll apply what…

Tuesdays, March 10 - May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Michelle Ross

The Screenwriting Workshop: Tuesday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. This workshop will focus on the all-important revision process in screenwriting, with members sharing the successes and difficulties encountered in the scripting process for feature-length, short, or TV scripts. You will have at least three opportunities to turn…

Tuesdays, February 11 - April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Diane Fine

The Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Tuesday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Returning writers and new writers with creative nonfiction or memoir writing experience will actively write and revise their memoirs, personal essays, works of nonfiction, and more. We will address larger questions of form and substance--determining the scope of…

Tuesdays, February 11 - May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Cynthia Davis

Writing Children’s Picture Books (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Have you always wanted to write a picture book? This class will give you the tools for doing so: creating memorable characters, identifying the central conflict, beginnings and endings, story structure and plotting, writing lyrical language, and other…

Wednesdays, March 11 - May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Sylvia Liu

The Fiction Studio: Wednesday Mornings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Returning writers and new members with advanced fiction workshop experience will actively write and revise original short stories and chapters of novels as well as consider various aspects of the creative and professional life of the fiction writer.…

Wednesdays, February 12 - April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Kelly Sokol

The Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Wednesday Mornings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Returning writers and new writers with creative nonfiction or memoir writing experience will actively write and revise their memoirs, personal essays, works of nonfiction, and more. We will address larger questions of form and substance--determining the scope of…

Wednesdays, February 12 - May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

The Romance Workshop (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. The romance genre (for both novels and novellas) is the highest selling genre in publishing today, worth just over a billion dollars annually. And romance readers know why: these stories are entertaining and you may be certain they…

Wednesdays, February 26 - April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Dana Staves
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The Muse Writers Center strives to be a fully accessible facility. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns or would like to request an accommodation.

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