Skip to content

Classes this Weekend June 12-13 with Patti McCracken and Susan Isaak Lolis

Every writer and aspiring writer’s biggest, baldest, meanest fear–the blank page. Writer’s block has plagued many a penman. But it is a bully easily beaten back with the right know-how. In this course, participants will gain a better understanding of why blocks occur and how to overcome them (or drill right through them!). Join Patti…

Read More

Teacher Feature: Meg Eden Kuyatt

Meg Eden Kuyatt is a 2020 Pitch Wars mentee, and her work is published or forthcoming in magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO and CV2. She teaches creative writing at Anne Arundel Community College. She is the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” (2017), and the…

Read More

Teacher Feature: Jen Malia

Jen Malia is an autistic author and advocate. Her debut children’s picture book, Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism (Albert Whitman, April 2020), is about a girl who has to overcome her fear of sticky hands to participate in a slime experiment.  The main character is based on her own and her daughter’s experiences living with autism…

Read More

Youth Classes Summer 2021

  The Muse is excited to offer a number of insightful classes, workshops, and seminars for youth writers this Summer!  Youth Director Remy Smidt discusses this Summer’s Youth Classes! The Young Writers Workshop is taught by Songwriter Skye Zentz, Poet Kindra McDonald, and Writers Susan Deutsch and Remy Smidt. This Workshop is geared toward children ages 7-9 and will lead them through exercises…

Read More

Teacher Feature: Nathaniel Glanzman

SensitivityIs a word that is used whenWriting a first draft This semester, teaching artist Nathaniel Glanzman is teaching a seminar, Sensitivity Reading 101 on Saturday, April 24 at 1-3:30pm EST. The publishing industry has made an increased effort to ensure that authors write accurate marginalized characters. In this course, you will discuss the nuances of the emphasis…

Read More

Teacher Feature: Jayne Ann Krentz

The fastest way to infuse energy into your writing is to start the story at a point you find exciting–not where you think the reader should start. This semester, Jayne Ann Krentz is teaching a seminar, “Ten Tips for Writing for Today’s Popular Fiction Market”  on March 14, 1pm – 3:30pm EST.  The subject of…

Read More

Just A Phase Literary Journal: A Collection Of Teen Writing

Call For Submissions! We are publishing a literary journal called “Just A Phase” featuring teen writing that was created during the pandemic. We are open to multi-genre submissions with a maximum word count of 2,000. The pieces do not have to concern this period of time directly, the only criteria is that it was made…

Read More

Teacher Feature: Suzanne Underwood Rhodes

This semester, Suzanne Rhodes is teaching the class, “Writing the Light in a Dark Time” beginning on Saturday, February 13 at 10am EST. Take Suzanne’s class to explore the core of human experience – relationship: your relationship to words and to worlds, both inner and outer, but also the relationships we build as a community…

Read More

Teacher Feature: Erin Beaty

Once upon a time, a girl came out to her friends and family as a writer, and they all said, “Duh. We were just waiting for day YOU accepted that about yourself.” This semester, Erin Beaty is teaching the class, “Advanced YA Workshop” beginning on Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm EST. Take Erin’s class if…

Read More

Teacher Feature: Lisa Cooper

A long time student of The Muse, Lisa Cooper received her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and Adult Education with a concentration in Memoir from Seton Hill University. Trained and certified as a Peer Recovery Specialist in the state of Virginia, she developed The Muse’s first Writing through Grief and Trauma class after working as…

Read More