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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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October 2022

The Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

The Advanced 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. We will watch films and clips, read professional scripts and critique each other’s work in a spirit of encouragement and camaraderie. The Advanced section is by invitation of the Instructor.

Tuesdays, October 4 - December 13 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 9:30 pm EDT

6 sessions
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Screenwriting 2: Getting Your Script On Its Feet

You’ve taken Screenwriting 1 and now you’re ready to test the waters with your own writing or get feedback on scripts you’ve been working on already. This course is designed as both a Workshop with group review and discussion as well as a continuation of learning screenwriting principles. We will discuss intermediate-level techniques and formatting, watch films and clips, read professional scripts and critique each other’s work in a spirit of encouragement and camaraderie. Feature films, TV pilots, shorts, treatments…

Tuesdays, October 11 - December 20 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 9:30 pm EDT

6 sessions
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Screenwriting 1: The Fundamentals of Script & Story

This course is designed as both an introduction for students who are new to screenwriting, and as continuity for those who have already started writing a screenplay and wish to further develop their scripts. No matter your level of experience, everyone will benefit from the groups’ members sharing their experiences they encounter. Class activities will include: discussing and developing story ideas, and sharing comments and suggesting solutions; an introduction to the three-act structure and the critical importance of the first…

Mondays, October 24 - December 12 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 9:30 pm EDT

7 sessions
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Accessibility for Those with Disabilities

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.