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Youth Writing Program

Welcome.

The Muse Writers Center aims to create a warm, ambitious literary community for our youth students. We offer a robust set of classes for teens and young writers that cover a range of materials for all writing levels.

Our youth writing classes are completely free during the 2022 Summer Session. Never let finances limit your participation.

Creative Writing Classes for Kids & Teens 

The Muse Writers Center is excited to offer these virtual and hybrid writing classes for youth writers for free during the 2022 Spring and Summer sessions!

Comics For Teens (In Person)

Comics For Young Writers (In Person)

Young Writers Workshop (In Person)

Teen Writing Level 1 (In Person)

Teen Writing Level 2 (Hybrid)

Creative Writing Summer Camps

Creative Writing Camp: Elementary School (ages 7-10)

Creative Writing Camp: Middle School (ages 11-13)

Creative Writing Camp: High School (ages 14-17)

Muse Opportunities

Teen Fellowship

This program is open to any 10th or 11th grader local to the Hampton Roads area. Those selected have access to free creative writing classes and mentorship from professional writers. 2022 Fellows have been selected. Applications for our 2023 session will be released soon.

Internships

We offer a number of opportunities for students to receive hands-on experience with us, one of the nation's largest literary centers. Our last editorial intern assisted with our literary journal, made in partnership with Norfolk Academy, called Just A Phase.

Classes

We offer a variety of teen-specific classes. We are currently open for registration for our Spring and Summer course offerings. We offer something for everyone!

Readings

We regularly host teen readings, both virtual and in person. If you'd like to read at one, contact our Youth Program Coordinator Jessica Kelley at jessica@the-muse.org.