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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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March 2021

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. 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.

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Teacher: Anna Fitzgerald
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April 2021

Split Open: Women Writing Ourselves

Muriel Rukeyser once said, “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” As women, we are taught to minimalize our needs, our wants, and our presence. This workshop is geared for you to take up space again. Open to anyone who identifies as a woman, as well as to writers of all levels and genres, students can hope to write and share through creative exercises, journal prompts, and readings. Please note:…

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Amanda Gomez

On Writing Grief

In this class, we will explore ways to write experiences of grief, particularly our own. Which structures are best to hold what we have to say? How does fictionalizing a close experience of grief affect the way it is received and how we write it? We will explore concepts of sentimentality and reader resistance. We’ll consider how sound, sentence structure, and story building can all be used to communicate feeling. Together we will read very short selections from a variety…

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Teacher: Diane Zinna

May 2021

Writing While White: How to be a Voice of Change

These are confusing times to be a white writer with inclusive intentions. How do you address diversity in your work? What do you have permission to write about? How do you create realistic nonwhite characters? How do you be an ally when white voices are subject to so much scrutiny? This session will be a safe place to get some of your questions answered and develop a new lens through which you can be a powerful voice in the quest…

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Teacher: Desiree Cooper
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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.