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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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July 2022

Visual Journaling: Exploring the Imagination 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this seminar will help writers tap into a different type of creativity. We will take a quick break from structured writing and combine words with visual elements, also looking at other artists’ journals. This semester, we will try simple art techniques to explore our stream of consciousness and talk about how this can be incorporated in our writing practice. 

July 9 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

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Planning Out Your Writing Life

The actual writing of a piece could be the easiest part of all the writer needs to consider in order to get their tome in front of a reader. This seminar will explain using tools like Gantt charts, flowcharts, and calendars to help manage “all the stuff” around writing.

July 31 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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August 2022

One-Page Story Games

Roleplaying games are a unique form of collaborative storytelling--but they don't need to be complex. Like short fiction, sometimes the best stories are those that can be enjoyed in one sitting--and RPGs encourage a loose and lighthearted approach to your favorite genre. Learn to support your story concept with a simple game structure to create a fun and memorable storytelling experience to share with friends. Some popular examples of 1-page RPGs include: Honey Heist (plan and execute an elaborate heist,…

Saturdays, August 6 - August 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

4 sessions
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Getting into the Creative State of FLOW

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.

August 21 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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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.