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“I believe in the power of words and especially in the healing powers of poetry. It has saved my life and given me strength when I needed it most, if poetry can do that, what can’t it do?” -Kindra McDonald Take Kindra’s Class: Introduction to Poetry Writing Our world is chaotic, changed, and kind of…

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The Fifth Annual Hollihock Writers Conference is this weekend! Events begin Friday, October 23 and go through the entire weekend! The Hollihock Writers Conference is all VIRTUAL this year. Tune in for exciting, engaging, and insightful writing sessions, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and featured readers. All of the instructors and speakers are professionals and accomplished…

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This class will take a quick break from structured writing and combine words with visual elements, also looking at other artists’ journals. In this class, students will try simple art techniques to explore stream of consciousness and talk about how this can be incorporated in their writing practice.   

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Do you know a teen looking to hone their unique creative voice? Register for the Teen Writers Multi-Group Workshop: Saturday Mornings which begins Saturday, October 24! Tuition assistance is available to all who request it. Just check the “I want to talk about tuition assistance” box when you register! This workshop will allow students to explore…

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Diversity 2020: Dynamic Voices for Change is kicking off this weekend! Join us on Friday, October 16 7-8pm EST for Next: The Now Generation of Poets of Color! Poets Amanda Gomez, Amanda Galvan Huynh, Ariel Francisco, Joy Priest and Rushi Vyas will share some of their published work.  Learn more about these talented poets:  …

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The Muse Writers Center is excited to announce the return of our Muse Happy Hour! Join us on Wednesday, October 21 5-6:30pm for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and drinks. While the pandemic has changed how Muse Happy Hour looks, we are excited to be…

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Take one of Nishat’s Classes: Unlocking Sounds in Poetics and How to Ask Questions in Poems!   “If we can’t find joy while doing the work of writing, then what’s the point?” – Nishat Ahmed   Take Nishat’s classes if you want to be in an environment that hopes to break the traditional workshop/seminar/class structure!…

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Take one of Suzanne’s Classes: The Poetry Workshop & Getting Your Chapbook Ready: A How-To Seminar Suzanne Rhodes promotes an atmosphere of respect, trust, and camaraderie, so group members can be open and relaxed. Her passion for poetry is contagious. In workshops, everyone’s insights and observations are valued. Students have said they appreciate that Suzanne…

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The Muse Writers Center has some exciting staff updates! With the continued support of the Hampton Roads literary community, we are able to expand our staff and our operational capabilities.  We are proud to welcome Rebekah Coxwell, Jason Gunning, and Leslye Reaves to our staff. Rebekah Coxwell is The Muse’s new Program Manager! She is…

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