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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 2023

Advanced Workshop for High School Seniors

Teen Writing Class

In depth workshop for advanced teen writers. Class meets bi-weekly, students submit up to five pages of writing one week before the class and are expected to be prepared to discuss each piece during class. Only open to muse students who have completed the Teen Writers Fellowship and have not yet graduated from high school, or high school seniors with previous workshop experience. If you would like to apply, please contact our Youth Coordinator Jessica Grace Kelley at jessica@the-muse.org. Teen…

Thursdays, February 16 - March 30 @ 6:00 pm EST - 8:30 pm EST

4 sessions
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Creative Writing for High School Teens

Teen Writing Class

Creative Writing for High School Teens encourages students to expand their creative writing by challenging them to elevate their creative voices with new writing techniques. During class, students learn in-depth literary craft techniques through lessons, exercises, and prompts. Popular topics include villain archetypes, magic system basics, how to write a fight scene, poetry, screenwriting, and more! At the end of class, students explore these new techniques by writing and sharing their work. This class is open to teens, from older…

Saturdays, February 25 - April 1 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

6 sessions
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Creative Writing for Middle School Youth (Saturday Mornings)

Teen Writing Class

Creative Writing for Middle School Youth (ages 11 to younger 14-year-olds) explores the fundamentals of creative writing and encourages each student to find their individual writing voice, no matter the genre (poetry, fiction, comics, songwriting, and screenwriting). Students will explore their creative expression through unique prompts, exercises, in-class writing, and opportunities to share and discuss their work. Popular tops include Slaying the Villain, Where a Story Starts, songwriting, Duo Poetry, and more! The final class culminates in a live reading…

Saturdays, February 25 - April 1 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

6 sessions
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Creative Writing for Middle School Youth (Saturday Afternoons)

Teen Writing Class

Creative Writing for Middle School Youth (ages 11 to younger 14-year-olds) explores the fundamentals of creative writing and encourages each student to find their individual writing voice, no matter the genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, songwriting, screenwriting). Students will explore their creative expression through unique prompts, exercises, in-class writing, and opportunities to share and discuss their work. Popular tops include Slaying the Villain, Where a Story Starts, songwriting, Duo Poetry, and more! The final class culminates in a live reading which…

Saturdays, February 25 - April 1 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

6 sessions
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March 2023

Young Writers Workshop

The Young Writers Workshop explores a wide variety of genres and topics, including poetry, fiction, comics, and songwriting! During class, students engage their creative expression through various prompts, exercises, in-class writing sessions, and opportunities to share their work. All forms of creative writing are welcome. This course is open to all young writers, with or without any writing experience. Come meet your muse at the Muse Writers Center! This class is offered free to elementary school youth. It would normally…

Saturdays, March 4 - March 25 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

4 sessions
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July 2023

Creative Writing Summer Camp: Middle School (ages 11-13)

The Muse Middle School Summer Camp is a great opportunity for middle school aged creative writers to have fun with words--both out loud and on paper. During each day of this morning camp, we’ll explore a different type of creative writing and expression. We’ll try our hands at poetry, sharing what we like and writing short poems together. We’ll have a chance to write what we think about ourselves and the world around us and make up new stories by…

Mondays, July 17 - July 21 @ 9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

5 sessions
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Creative Writing Summer Camp: Elementary School (ages 8-10)

The Muse Elementary School Summer Camp is a great opportunity for young creative writers to have fun with words--both out loud and on paper. During each day of this morning camp, we’ll explore a different type of creative writing and expression. We’ll try our hands at poetry, sharing what we like and writing short poems together. We’ll have a chance to write what we think about ourselves and the world around us and make up new stories by exploring fiction.…

Mondays, July 17 - July 21 @ 9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

5 sessions
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Creative Writing Summer Camp: High School (ages 14-17)

The Muse High School Summer Camp is a great opportunity for high school level creative writers to have fun with words–both out loud and on paper. During each day of this afternoon camp, we’ll explore a different type of creative writing and expression. Teachers will lead breakout groups with creative exercises, prompts, and readings. Each day will have a different focus: Poetry and spoken word. Fiction with a special emphasis on speculative. Writing and illustrating comic books and visual stories..…

Mondays, July 17 - July 21 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 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.