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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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January 2023

Story v. Art: The Making of a Children’s Picture Book

Join author Desiree Cooper and fabrication artist Bec Sloane as they talk about the evolution of their children’s book, Nothing Special. A Booklist starred selection, Nothing Special combines a poignant intergenerational buddy story with stunning, 3-D art. The author and illustrator will talk about their collaboration and strategic decisions they made along the way. NOTHING SPECIAL IS ONE OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY’S 10 BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2022! “An evocative picture book celebrating simple pleasures and family ties.” —Booklist, starred review Also join Des…

January 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

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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.