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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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May 2021

20/30 Writers Club

The 20/30 Writers Group is a writing group for young adults sponsored by The Muse Writers Center in Ghent, Norfolk. Each monthly meeting has a Question and Answer session with a guest writer who will give writing advice, lessons, and prompts. Join us as we improve our writing skills while building connections with each other! Register to attend the Zoom meeting. Join our Facebook Group for more info and keep up to date. Hosted by Derek Spohn

Saturdays, May 15 - August 21 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

2 sessions

June 2021

ASAP Comic Book Workshop

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) (asapasap.org) Please complete this after every outreach class meeting: https://the-muse.org/muse-teacher-end-of-outreach-form/

June 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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Tidewater Youth Services Boys Home

Patrick Dacey!

Mondays, June 7 - June 7 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

1 sessions

Thought Radio Part I: Listen to The Music

This is a free online program with Skye Zentz for Kids/Teens in partnership with the Slover Library. You can register for the event here. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the time to play with different perspectives outside of our…

June 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

July 2021

Thought Radio Part II For Kids And Teens: Turn Down The Noise

This is a free online program with Skye Zentz and in partnership with the Slover Library. It is only open to Kids and Teens. You can register for the event here.   We also offer an adult version of this program, which begins on August 18th. You can register for that here. This particular session is reserved for kids/teens. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All…

July 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

August 2021

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

4 sessions

Thought Radio Part III For Kids And Teens: Tune In To The Harmony

This is a free online program with Skye Zentz and in partnership with the Slover Library. This event is only open to kids and teens. You can register for the event here.   In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the…

August 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

Thought Radio For Adults: A Songwriting Experience

This is a free online program for adults with Skye Zentz in partnership with the Slover Library. You can register for the event here. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the time to play with different perspectives outside of our…

Wednesdays, August 18 - October 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

September 2021

20/30 Writers Club

The 20/30 Writers Group is a writing group for young adults sponsored by The Muse Writers Center in Ghent, Norfolk. Each meeting, we spend time chatting about writing, craft, current projects and more, along with some timed writing sprints. Come chat with us and write with us! Register to attend the Zoom meeting. Join our Facebook Group for more info and keep up to date. Hosted by Derek Spohn

Saturdays, September 18 - December 18 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

4 sessions

January 2022

20/30 Writers Club

The 20/30 Writers Club is a writing group for anyone in their 20s or 30s, sponsored by The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA. Each meeting, we spend time chatting about writing, craft, current projects and more, followed by some word sprints. Drop by any time and stay for however long you'd like. Come chat and write with us! Register to attend the Zoom meeting. Join our virtual community on the Muse Discord Server & join the 20/30 Club Facebook…

Saturdays, January 15 - December 17 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST

12 sessions

June 2022

Hampton Roads PrideFest

It's back! On Saturday June 25, 2022 , Hampton Roads Pride will present the annual PrideFest event to celebrate the diversity of our community and our allies on the East Coast. Hampton Roads PrideFest is a public celebration providing Virginians with the opportunity to unify through the celebration of inclusion and equality. PrideFest is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and one of the largest festivals in Hampton Roads drawing 40,000 LGBTQ Community members and our allies to Town…

June 25 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

July 2022

FantaSci 2022 at Chesapeake Public Library

Here there be dragons... and space ships and unicorns and robots and a Muse table! Get ready for FantaSci 2022! Chesapeake Central Library's annual fantasy and science fiction mini-con is back with panels, cosplay, vendors, games, and fun. You never know what you'll face around every corner so mark your calendars and be prepared. More info: https://www.visitchesapeake.com/event/fantasci/9951/ Saturday, July 23, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday, July 24, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Be sure to stop by the Muse table…

Saturdays, July 23 - July 24 @ 10:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

2 sessions
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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.