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Teacher Feature: Mike Krentz

Engage your readers from page one with intertwined plot lines presented through multiple points of view. Your characters can be reliable or non, but none of them knows as much as the reader, who doesn’t know the complete story either. Learn how to weave together the story lines and characters in an ever-tightening spiral to…

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Teacher Feature: Shannon Curtin

Do you want to hone your funny bone? Join Shannon Curtin for How to Submit Your Work to Magazines and Journals on Sunday, August 22 and August 29 at 1pm EST. This two-session seminar will guide you through the world of submitting to literary journals and magazines from start to finish. By the end of…

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Teacher Feature: Wendi White

The world is in great need of our stories and poems. Great literature not only allows us to inhabit other personas, expanding our capacity for empathy, it can also deepen our empathy for ourselves. Art has the power to move us toward right relationship with the world, with ourselves, and with other human beings, seemingly…

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Program Feature: Fiction

We all have stories to tell, whether we’ve never written anything before, or we’re dusting off the old writing muscles and getting back in the game. This summer, The Muse is thrilled to offer a robust and comprehensive Fiction program for writers at all levels and stages of the process. **** Fiction 1: Monday Evenings…

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Program Feature: Screenwriting

Screenwriting is an exciting, creative, and labor-intensive art that can be learned. Every screenplay begins with FADE IN. Let’s get started. Join Matt Friedman for “Introduction to Screenwriting” on Wednesdays bi-weekly from Jun 30 – Aug 18, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. This class will focus on discussing and developing story ideas, and sharing comments and suggesting solutions;…

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Teacher Feature: Shawn Girvan

Shawn Girvan, The Brain Genius of Truth Writing Shawn Girvan received his MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. His work has appeared in The Pitkin Review, Wraparound South, and West Texas Literary Review. He has also produced a critically acclaimed documentary film, has owned a wedding videography business, and studied and performed improvisation at…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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