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ODU LitFest Opening Reception

Join The Muse Writers Center and Old Dominion University to celebrate the opening of the 45th Annual ODU Literary Festival. Presenters, participants, and attendees of the festival along with students, teachers, and friends of The Muse and the ODU MFA in Creative Writing program are welcome to enjoy hors d’oeuveres and conversation (with a cash…

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Poetry on the Pavement Exhibition Opening & Poetry Open Mic

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month, with an Opening Reception for the Poetry on the Pavement Exhibition. The guest speaker at the reception is Luisa A. Igloria, Poet Laureate of Virginia and chair of the Poetry on the Pavement selection committee. Everyone is invited to read your own poem, a favorite by someone…

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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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Muse Member Pick Up Day

Join us at our Member Pick Up Day, where Muse members from our first and second membership years can meet and talk to the staff as well as pick up their new membership cards and/or thank you gifts due to them based on their membership level. If you are a member and cannot make it…

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Mikey at The Muse!

Join The Muse Writers Center and Mikey Mason as he appears live on Saturday, August 7 from 5-7 p.m. as part of his house concert mini-tour for people who love what he does. He can’t wait to see old friends, meet new friends, and then hang out afterwards. Who is Mikey? If you’re reading this,…

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Shakespeare in the PLOT

Shakespeare in the PLOT will take over the NEON district with an interactive festival set in the Roaring 20’s. The centerpiece of this three-day event will be a theatrical production of Romeo and Juliet. Free and open to the public. Learn how you can be a sponsor. All sponsorships are tax-deductible. This will be the…

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CANCELLED: Tolkien Day Marathon Read of The Hobbit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a precautionary measure, The Muse Writers Center is suspending classes and events from Sunday, March 15 through Thursday, April 2. We hope to be able to reschedule classes and events affected after that time. Come take a turn at the microphone to join our community in reading Tolkien’s novel…

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The Muse Salon @ A Night of Philosophy & Ideas in Norfolk, Virginia

The Muse is excited to be part of Virginia’s first-ever Night of Philosophy & Ideas which will ponder this year’s central theme, “Being Alive: exploring humanity’s relationship with the world and other species.” The majestic central atrium at Slover Library in Norfolk will set the stage for a 12-hour marathon of lectures and performances on…

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