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Sensitivity Reading Q&A with Nathaniel Glanzman

Sensitivity reading is a little known essential for publishing stories with marginalized characters. In this Live Q&A with a professional in the field, we will explore what sensitivity reading is, why traditional publishers value it, why it differs from censorship and why accuracy matters when writing about all groups of people. Debates welcome! Join us…

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Authors in Conversation: Mike Krentz and Kelly Sokol

Join colleagues, authors, and friends, Mike Krentz and Kelly Sokol, as they sit down together and chat about novel writing from a writer and teacher’s point of view. Watch live on Facebook or join the web seminar. Follow this LINK to register. Questions and comments from the virtual audience will be explored. Brought to you…

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Celebrating AAPI Writers and Creatives: Reading and Panel

Join us in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month in May 2022! Young AAPI and other creatives ~ have you always had a burning desire to tell your stories and the stories of your family/community? Have you sometimes gotten discouraging messages about going into the arts, rather than some other line of work? Join playwright and educator Amanda…

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Poetry as Ecology of Care: An Earth Day Reading and Conversation

Join The Muse for this special Earth Day reading featuring poets Tyree Daye, Padmapani Perez, Diane Woodcock, and Claire Wahmanholm in conversation with Luisa A. Igloria, Poet Laureate of Virginia. Poets will read from their work and tackle questions of how, as poets/writers and community advocates, they address the linked themes of ecopoetry/climate crisis, mental health, community, and care.  …

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MarsCon 2022

Join The Muse Writers Center at MarsCon 2022, Southeast Virginia’s longest running science fiction and fantasy convention. Special guests include authors Peter V. Brett, David Weber, Phillip Pournelle; artist Kaysha Siemens; musician Mikey Mason; and Muse friends N. A. Ratnayake, Jason Ray Carney, Chase A. Folmar, and Michael Khandelwal. It’s the most fun convention of…

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WORDS MATTER. OUR WORLD MATTERS. (A Poetry Reading and Panel)

Join The Muse Writers Center for a virtual poetry reading and panel featuring 7 Virginia Youth Poet Laureates and Poetry Ambassadors (Reed Williamson, Sasa Aakil, Charlotte Maleski, Trinity Allen, Sainey Ceasay, Yunseo Chung, and Ayana Askew) and NYC Youth Poet Laureate and the Northeastern Regional Finalist for the 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate title Serena…

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Beyond The Book: Publishing Panel for Teens

Join The Muse Writers Center for a Q&A with a panel of publishing professionals and MFA students to learn about what literary career paths look like! This panel is geared towards teens; register to attend via Zoom. MEET THE PANELISTS: Charlotte Nicole Davis is the critically acclaimed author of The Good Luck Girls series. A…

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Women Writers in Translation

August is Women in Translation Month! Join The Muse and the Poetry Society of Virginia as we celebrate the work of women writers in translation in this multi-genre panel. This event will be held live over Zoom; to join, register to receive the Zoom webinar link. There will be a recording available after the event.…

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Between The Teeth: A Reading & Panel with Queer & Trans Authors

“But hasn’t language always led the mouth back to what fills it? Between the teeth, there’s a dozen paths to every meaning. Do you follow?” —torrin a. greathouse, “My Mouth is the Mouth of a River”   Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading and panel with three writer-artists who each explore, examine, and…

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