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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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February 2021

Teen Writers Class: Saturday Mornings

In this workshop, you can explore fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and more. Each meeting, teachers will lead different breakout groups, focused on different genres, with creative exercises, prompts, and readings. You can learn a new genre or sharpen your skills while working on something you are already writing and have ample time to share and comment on each other’s work. Plus, we’ll have a visit or two from our comic book writing teacher to work with visual stories. Come hone…

Saturdays, February 6 - April 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Remy Smidt
Level:

Teen Writers Class: Monday Evenings

In this workshop, you can explore multiple genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry. We’ll get started with creative exercises, prompts, and readings, and have ample time to share and comment on each other’s work. You can learn a new genre or sharpen your skills while working on something you are already writing. Come hone your unique writing voice in a creative and fun atmosphere. *Student's parent or legal guardian must complete Student Release in order to participate in the class.…

Mondays, February 8 - April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Sierra Foltz
Level:

Young Writers Workshop

In this afternoon workshop for writers ages 9-11, we will engage with creative writing and expression in multiple genres. Each session students will be provided with unique prompts and exercises to explore their creativity, with opportunity to share their work. Every class will be a little different, with rotating teachers giving guidance according to their specialty. We’ll cover such topics as Poetry, to Fiction, to Comics, Music, and more! Come engage with this diverse set of workshops, sure to tickle…

Sundays, February 21 - March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Remy Smidt
Level:

Teen Writers: Writing the Short Film

Learn what goes into writing movies by starting with a short! In this class, you will analyze films and the art of visual storytelling, drill down into Three Act Structure, and learn how to dramatize conflict and resolution. We will do in-class writing exercises and share our work for positive group feedback. You will finish the class with a better understanding of characterization, plotting and writing dialogue PLUS a script for a short film, between 3-10 pages long. Please note:…

Sundays, February 21 - March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Diane Fine
Level:
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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.