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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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 Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), developed by Dr. Helen Bonny in the 1960s, allows you to access your dream state and let go of barriers such as stress and fear so you can tap…
June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every writer and aspiring writer’s biggest, baldest, meanest fear — the blank page. Writer’s block has plagued many a penman. But it is a bully easily beaten back with the right know-how. In this course, participants will gain a better understanding of why blocks occur and how to overcome them (or drill right through them!). Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam…
June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this workshop, we will explore the power </span><span>of words and reframing. Participants will explore why affirmations have been used for thousands of years for personal power and how to craft the most effective affirmation for them. Reframing exercises will reveal how to change from negative language and mindset to a positive and empowered mindset to accomplish your goals in life and writing. Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection…
July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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
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
Learn the brain state of FLOW and how it relates to creativity. In this class you will create a mind map of your optimal creative state and what that looks like in your schedule, habits, and practices. Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.
August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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.