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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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April 2020

Writing Through Trauma and Grief: Sunday Evenings

Sharing our stories of trauma and grief through the cathartic act of writing can bring healing, hope, and acceptance. This 6 week course will explore the five stages of trauma—victim, survivor, thriver, server, empowered server—and give individuals an opportunity to assess where they are in their journey. We will be given ample time to craft and share origin stories of trauma and/or grief and provide encouragement and feedback to one another for personal use or professional publication.

Sundays, March 1 - April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Introduction to Memoir & Creative Nonfiction: Tuesday Mornings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Memoir and all creative nonfiction is the work of memory and craft, style and substance. In this class, we will move toward uncovering the true stories about ourselves and the world and telling them well. We will learn,…

Tuesdays, February 25 - May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Start Writing, Keep Writing… Write Now (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Creative writing is fun! And finding your voice doesn’t have to be hard work. It’s just a matter of letting your words and ideas flow onto the page without tinkering and re-tinkering your way into a creative cul-de-sac.…

Tuesdays, February 25 - May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Alison Schoew

NEW DATE COMING SOON: Write Anything: Four Tuesday Evenings

THESE DATES WILL CHANGE AS WE MIGRATE TO ONLINE CLASSES. This shorter version of Write Anything is an invitation to hone your unique writing voice in a creative and open atmosphere. You will have the unique opportunity to explore what you enjoy, be it fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry. This multi genre workshop is an excellent first writing class as well as a place for seasoned writers to explore a different forms and techniques or work in whichever style of…

Tuesdays, April 7 - April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Sarah Pringle

Writing Children’s Picture Books (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Have you always wanted to write a picture book? This class will give you the tools for doing so: creating memorable characters, identifying the central conflict, beginnings and endings, story structure and plotting, writing lyrical language, and other…

Wednesdays, March 11 - May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Sylvia Liu

Introduction to Memoir & Creative Nonfiction: Wednesday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Memoir and all creative nonfiction is the work of memory and craft, style and substance. In this class, we will move toward uncovering the true stories about ourselves and the world and telling them well. We will learn,…

Wednesdays, March 4 - May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Olivia Pelham

Introduction to Screenwriting: Wednesday Evenings

This course is designed as both an introduction for students who are new to screenwriting, and as continuity for those who have already started writing a screenplay and wish to further develop their scripts. No matter your level of experience, everyone will benefit from the groups’ members sharing their experiences they encounter. Class activities will include: discussing and developing story ideas, and sharing comments and suggesting solutions; an introduction to the three-act structure and the critical importance of the first…

Wednesdays, March 4 - April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Matt Friedman

Introduction to Screenwriting: Thursday Mornings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. This course is designed as both an introduction for students who are new to screenwriting, and as continuity for those who have already started writing a screenplay and wish to further develop their scripts. No matter your level…

Thursdays, March 5 - April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Matt Friedman

Introduction to Fiction Writing: Thursday Mornings

We all have stories to tell, whether we are aiming for short stories or novels. In this class, we’ll explore the fundamentals of the craft of fiction writing. Working at every level with your stories--from the mystery of the creative impulse to the logistics of getting a character from one end of the room to another--you’ll be guided through the writing and the revision process. Your instructor will make every effort to tailor the submission schedule to your individual goals.

Thursdays, March 5 - April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Jacob Gregory

Introduction to Fiction Writing: Thursday Evenings (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. We all have stories to tell, whether we are aiming for short stories or novels. In this class, we’ll explore the fundamentals of the craft of fiction writing. Working at every level with your stories--from the mystery of…

Thursdays, March 5 - May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

8 sessions
Teacher: Dana Staves

How to Write Comics & Graphic Novels (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. Comics are a magical blend of visuals and writing. Come engage this incredible medium--whether you draw or not! We'll cover comics from the ground up--from scripting the story to getting it out into the world. Topics include character…

Thursdays, March 12 - May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Kristin Mehaffey

Ukulele for Beginners (Now Online)

Please note: This class will now have online meetings. Your teacher will contact you with information on how to join the online classroom. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone. In this class, we'll learn all about Hawaii's famous stringed instrument, the Ukulele or "dancing flea.” A perfect beginner's instrument, it’s easy to learn and lends itself well to just about any style of music. Join local songwriter…

Thursdays, February 27 - April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

5 sessions
Teacher: Skye Zentz
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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.

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