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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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July 2020

2019 Teen Writers Fellowship Summer 2020 Workshop

Summer class for continuing members of the 2019 Teen Writers Fellowship. You must be an accepted 2019 fellow to register for this class. Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection and a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.

Thursdays, July 9 - August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Jessica Kelley
Level:

Teen Writers Multi-Group Workshop: 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, June 13 - August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Rebekah Coxwell

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, June 14 - July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Kristin Mehaffey
Level:

Teen Writers Workshop: 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, June 29 - September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Rebekah Coxwell
Level:

Summer 2020 Teen Writers Fellowship Class

Summer class for accepted members of the 2020 Teen Writers Fellowship. You must be an accepted fellow to register for this class. Instructors: Jessica Kelley and Synnika Lofton.   *Student's parent or legal guardian must complete Student Release in order to participate in the class. Please review this document with your parent & have them sign & return to staff@the-muse.org   Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection and a computer…

Thursdays, June 11 - August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Jessica Kelley
Level:

August 2020

Songwriting for Young Writers

Join local songwriter Skye Zentz, as she introduces songwriting in a fun and enriching afternoon at The Muse Writers Center. You’ll gain the basics of lyrical composition and we’ll explore various genres and song styles both individually and in collaboration with other students. The course is open to all young music enthusiasts with or without any experience playing a musical instrument.   *Student's parent or legal guardian must complete Student Release in order to participate in the class. Please review…

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Teacher: Skye Zentz
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.