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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 2021

Teen Writers Fellowship Winter/Spring 2021 Workshop

Fall workshop for those who have completed the Teen Writers Fellowship in 2019 or 2019 and 2020, and have not yet graduated from high school. Only Fellows who match these criteria are eligible for this workshop. Fellows will need to be signed into their Muse accounts in order to register. If you have issues with signing up please contact our Youth Coordinator Remy Smidt at rsmidt@the-muse.org. Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a…

Thursdays, March 4 - April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

4 sessions
Teacher: Jessica Kelley

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. We will also learn about the workshop structure and students will have the opportunity to have the writing workshopped with the whole class. You can learn a new genre or sharpen your skills while working on something you are already writing. Come hone your unique writing…

Mondays, February 22 - May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Sierra Foltz
Level:

2021 Teen Writers Fellowship Class Winter/Spring Session

Summer class for accepted members of the 2021 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, February 25 - May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 sessions
Teacher: Remy Smidt
Level:

Teen Writers Class: Saturday Mornings

In this workshop, we will explore the fundamentals of craft. How do you write a gut punch of an ending? What makes a sharp image? Through creative exercises, prompts, and readings, we will address questions like these and hone our skills as storytellers. This is a perfect class for writers seasoned and new. Come find your writing voice within a fun and warm literary atmosphere. *Student's parent or legal guardian must complete Student Release in order to participate in the…

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

6 sessions
Teacher: Remy Smidt
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.