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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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Take Dana’s Class: The Advanced Romance Workshop which begins on Tuesday, October 6 7-9:30pm EST! Genre fiction is not only lucrative – it’s a relentless pursuit of joy. That’s what Dana loves about romance: the happiness factor, the HEA – or happily ever after – is required, and that opens up a world of hope…

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The Muse is celebrating Hispanic and Latin@ Heritage Month on Friday, October 2nd at 7 pm EST with poetry and prose from Latin@ writers. We are honored to share our space with these voices: Michelle Moncayo, Ire’ne Lara Silva, Mike Soto, and Melissa Coss Aquino. This reading will be hosted by Muse Teaching Artist Amanda…

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The 20/30 Writers Club is a creative writing workshop and support group aimed at young adults who want to build camaraderie and connections within the thriving writing community in Norfolk. 20/30 now meets Friday mornings from 10-11 am EST and Sunday evenings from 5-8pm EST via Zoom. Meetings will begin Friday, October 2.  Come join…

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The Muse is proud to offer several opportunities for children and teens to hone their unique writing voices and creativity! Register for one of our fall youth workshops: Young Writers Workshop, Teen Writers Workshop: Monday Evenings, & Teen Writers Multi-Group Workshop: Saturday Mornings!  Our youth workshops allow students to explore fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and…

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“Remember that when someone hears your story, it is hard for them to be your enemy.” -Sheila Arnold Take one of Sheila’s Classes: Storytelling: The Stories Inside Us, Healing the Sting, and Storytelling Next: Taking Your Story Further! If you are a person who would like to learn more about how to tell a story…

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The Muse Writers Center is spotlighted by The Hampton Roads Show‘s Kerri Furey, where Executive Director, Michael Khandelwal talks about how the center has reacted to COVID, and in some ways welcomed the opportunity to be extra creative. Watch the video and learn about The Muse’s fall classes and events–all online–where anyone in the world…

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Take Diane’s Class:  The Screenwriting Workshop: Tuesday Evenings These classes offer insightful, positive feedback on screenplays, teleplays, TV pilots and treatments that are in progress. They will focus on story structure, character arcs and thematic development while also offering guidance on common screenplay formatting issues. Unlike other forms of writing, screenwriting is a highly collaborative…

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