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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Are you an experienced fiction writer? Are you new to fiction, but looking to learn more about the genre? The Muse Writers Center offers a variety of fiction classes and seminars for all experience levels. No matter where you’re at in the writing process or in your writing life, you will find a class for…

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Goodbye 2020 and hello, 2021! The Muse is excited to kick off the new year with an exciting announcement about our team. First, we want to thank Rebekah Coxwell for her hard work with our Youth Program and congratulate her on her new teaching position at Nansemond River High School in Suffolk. The school system…

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Do you know a teen looking to hone their unique creative voice?  We have extended our deadline for our Teen Fellowship program. We are now accepting applications through Monday, January 25th. This program is tuition free. Those accepted will be offered creative writing classes as well as one-on-one mentorship from professional writers. APPLY HERE! Please…

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This Saturday, November 7 at 3:30pm EST, The 757 Comic & Cartoon Creators will be teaching a LIVE Zine Workshop as a part of our Diversity 2020 series! Professional Comic Creators Cory Bland and C. L. Zeno will be discussing the ins-and-outs of Zine-making! Tune in on Facebook LIVE or here on our website to…

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The Fifth Annual Hollihock Writers Conference is this weekend! Events begin Friday, October 23 and go through the entire weekend! The Hollihock Writers Conference is all VIRTUAL this year. Tune in for exciting, engaging, and insightful writing sessions, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and featured readers. All of the instructors and speakers are professionals and accomplished…

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Do you know a teen looking to hone their unique creative voice? Register for the Teen Writers Multi-Group Workshop: Saturday Mornings which begins Saturday, October 24! Tuition assistance is available to all who request it. Just check the “I want to talk about tuition assistance” box when you register! This workshop will allow students to explore…

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