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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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June 2021

The Fiction Workshop: Tuesday Mornings

The Fiction Workshop continues with returning members and new members with fiction writing workshop experience. Members of the group will actively write and workshop original work while taking a deeper look at the essential craft elements of fiction writing. Each class will include a short craft lecture covering topics such as POV, writing scenes, dialogue, plotting, POV, and more. Students will continue to learn how to give and take constructive critique and master writing active prose. All members of the…

Tuesdays, June 22 - August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Sylvia Liu

The Fiction Studio: Wednesday Mornings

The Fiction Studio continues with returning members and new members with professional fiction workshop experience. We 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. All members of the group will have the opportunity to submit material for the workshop, with at least two to three opportunities to be critiqued during the session. New members must receive pre-approval to register from…

Wednesdays, June 9 - August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Kelly Sokol

Writing Children’s Books

Do you have an idea for a children’s book? This fiction workshop will focus on children’s picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels.  Our discussions will include the unique voice, character development, plot, and world building needed to write in these different age categories. You will actively write and revise original picture books or chapters for book-length projects and submit them for review. You will have at least two to three opportunities to be critiqued during this course.  This class is open…

Wednesdays, June 9 - August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Jennifer Malia

The Fiction Studio: Monday Evenings

The Fiction Studio continues with returning members and new members with professional fiction workshop experience. We 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. All members of the group will have the opportunity to submit material for the workshop, with at least two to three opportunities to be critiqued during the session. New members must receive pre-approval to register from…

Mondays, June 14 - August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

7 sessions

The Fiction Studio: Tuesday Evenings

The Fiction Studio continues with returning members, and new members with professional fiction workshop experience. We 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. All members of the group will have the opportunity to submit material for the workshop, with at least two to three opportunities to be critiqued during the session. New members must receive pre-approval to register from…

Tuesdays, June 29 - August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

8 sessions

July 2021

Fiction 1: Thursday Mornings

We all have stories to tell, whether we’ve never written anything before, or we’re dusting off the old writing muscles and getting back in the game. This class is a foundational course to get started or begin writing fiction again. We will learn and explore all of the essential fundamentals of the craft of fiction writing. We will discover and begin to understand how to write an active scene, define a character, and move your story from A to B,…

Thursdays, July 1 - August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Jacob Gregory

Fiction 2: Thursday Evenings

The Fiction Workshop continues where Fiction 1 left off. Returning students and writers new to The Muse (who have fiction writing experience) will be encouraged to produce and submit original work for discussion by the group. Using the students own work and stories published by established writers, the participants will take a deeper look at the essential craft elements of fiction writing. We will refine the understanding of POV and the limitations & benefits of those choices, learn revision on…

Thursdays, June 17 - August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Alicia Dekker

The Fiction Workshop: Thursday Evenings

The Fiction Workshop continues with returning members and new members with fiction writing workshop experience. Members of the group will actively write and workshop original work while taking a deeper look at the essential craft elements of fiction writing. We will refine the understanding of POV and the limitations & benefits of those choices, learn revision on the sentence level, continue to learn how to give and take constructive critique, and master writing active prose. All members of the group will have…

Thursdays, June 17 - August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Rebekah Coxwell

Fiction 1: Monday Evenings

We all have stories to tell, whether we’ve never written anything before, or we’re dusting off the old writing muscles and getting back in the game. This class is a foundational course to get started or begin writing fiction again. We will learn and explore all of the essential fundamentals of the craft of fiction writing. We will discover and begin to understand how to write an active scene, define a character, and move your story from A to B,…

Mondays, July 12 - August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Abi Putnam

Flash Fiction 2

By popular demand, Flash Fiction 2 is a continuation of the Flash Fiction Workshop 1. This class will build on the foundations from the first workshop, focusing on: the contemporary and historical roots of flash fiction, the freedom of form, the importance of taking risks, in-depth editing techniques, and the future of flash fiction as we know it. Join us as we learn to write a flash fiction story that “encases its own separate note, the way each drop engulfs…

Wednesdays, July 21 - August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Abi Putnam
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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.