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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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. In this class, you’ll write--in the moment--to cues and prompts and then share your work in a safe and positive environment. (You can always opt out.) You can write in whatever form inspires you, from prose (memoir, nonfiction, fiction) to poetry. Class…
Tuesdays, July 7 - August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Outside the lines- Come write with whatever genre makes you happy-poetry, short fiction, nonfiction. This is a prompt-based class where we can write in any genre, explore many kinds of genres, and open each class with a guided meditation to promote peace of mind and self-esteem while writing. Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection and a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.
Tuesdays, July 7 - September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mind is linked to body; come join us for a prompt-based writing class outside! Even during this time of social distancing, we can come together online to write and meditate in the sun. See you there! Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a phone, tablet, or laptop with a camera and mic.
Saturdays, August 1 - August 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
What is just like an epic Facebook rant, except smarter, and about 1,000 times more likely to be read by a person in a position of power? An op-ed. They're a few hundred words that can plant a seed and change the world. In this one-evening seminar you will learn how to harness your energy and ideas into a well-organized and powerful op-ed. You will leave the session with an op-ed draft ready to go, an editor's email address to…
August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
All of us have--or will--experience the loss of a loved one. In my case, in addition to the expected deaths of grandparents and parents, I've witnessed a car-train collision that killed three people, lost my sister to suicide, and endured the death of my youngest son because of an accidental heroin overdose. Even though death is a part of life, it need not be crippling or debilitating. In this session, we’ll look at strategies--including journaling and writing--to help you move…
August 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.