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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 2021

Real Med. True Psych.

Stories in all genres often feature medical scenarios or characters with psychological challenges. This class will explore common medical mistakes that writers make, how to correct them, and how to craft medical scenes that serve the author's plot and character objectives. Using examples from literature and film, the class will also explore various psychological conditions relevant to character and plot development, including thought, mood, and personality disorders.

October 30 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

Teacher: Michael Krentz

November 2021

Writing Police Reform

How have police forces and police work changed in the US over our 200 year history? And how do we make our stories of crime and punishment or social outrage and heroic sacrifices ring true to a reader, no matter the era? In this Research for Writers Seminar led by a noted police officer, take a journey from the policing concepts set forth by Sir Robert Peele in England to the reforms of today. We will discuss the role of…

November 13 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

Teacher: Mike Lovely

December 2021

Writing the Universe Outside Our Galaxy

What lies beyond the spiral arms of the Milky Way? What other kinds of galaxies exist besides our own? Could intelligent life have developed in any of them, and could we ever travel there? In this Research for Writers seminar, we will explore the universe beyond the confines of our own galaxy. Beginning with the Magellanic Clouds, we will consider our closest neighbors to the Milky Way, and see how they are connected to our galaxy by a tenuous bridge…

December 4 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

Teacher: John Aguiar
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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.