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2200 Colonial Ave, Suite #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States
757-818-9880

November 2020

The Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Monday Mornings

Returning members, new writers from Introduction to Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, and new members with CNF writing experience will actively write and workshop original work while taking a deeper look at the essential craft elements of writing that polishes the truth. We will learn the power of the first person and the limitations & benefits of writing in the third, practice and refine research and memory habits and techniques, continue to learn how to give and take constructive critique, and…

Mondays, October 5 - December 14 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Dark Memoir

Writing the Dark Memoir is designed for the student who is struggling to find a safe audience and space to voice and express work that divulges sensitive material. The writers may not feel comfortable sharing mature or explicit material in a traditional classroom environment such as topics ranging from sexual abuse, grief/ death, trauma, drug addiction, incarceration, deep family secrets, guilt or shame. You find a safe haven here to share and critique without judgment. Whether you are working on…

Saturdays, October 10 - December 19 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

The Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Monday Mornings

Returning members, new writers from Introduction to Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, and new members with CNF writing experience will actively write and workshop original work while taking a deeper look at the essential craft elements of writing that polishes the truth. We will learn the power of the first person and the limitations & benefits of writing in the third, practice and refine research and memory habits and techniques, continue to learn how to give and take constructive critique, and…

Mondays, October 5 - December 14 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Muse Staff Pictures!

November 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am EST - 9:30 am EST

Dark Memoir

Writing the Dark Memoir is designed for the student who is struggling to find a safe audience and space to voice and express work that divulges sensitive material. The writers may not feel comfortable sharing mature or explicit material in a traditional classroom environment such as topics ranging from sexual abuse, grief/ death, trauma, drug addiction, incarceration, deep family secrets, guilt or shame. You find a safe haven here to share and critique without judgment. Whether you are working on…

Saturdays, October 10 - December 19 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

14 sessions

The Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Monday Mornings

Returning members, new writers from Introduction to Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, and new members with CNF writing experience will actively write and workshop original work while taking a deeper look at the essential craft elements of writing that polishes the truth. We will learn the power of the first person and the limitations & benefits of writing in the third, practice and refine research and memory habits and techniques, continue to learn how to give and take constructive critique, and…

Mondays, October 5 - December 14 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

December 2020

GIVING TUESDAY

December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am EST - 11:59 pm EST

Dark Memoir

Writing the Dark Memoir is designed for the student who is struggling to find a safe audience and space to voice and express work that divulges sensitive material. The writers may not feel comfortable sharing mature or explicit material in a traditional classroom environment such as topics ranging from sexual abuse, grief/ death, trauma, drug addiction, incarceration, deep family secrets, guilt or shame. You find a safe haven here to share and critique without judgment. Whether you are working on…

Saturdays, October 10 - December 19 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

The Memoir & Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Monday Mornings

Returning members, new writers from Introduction to Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, and new members with CNF writing experience will actively write and workshop original work while taking a deeper look at the essential craft elements of writing that polishes the truth. We will learn the power of the first person and the limitations & benefits of writing in the third, practice and refine research and memory habits and techniques, continue to learn how to give and take constructive critique, and…

Mondays, October 5 - December 14 @ 10:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Dark Memoir

Writing the Dark Memoir is designed for the student who is struggling to find a safe audience and space to voice and express work that divulges sensitive material. The writers may not feel comfortable sharing mature or explicit material in a traditional classroom environment such as topics ranging from sexual abuse, grief/ death, trauma, drug addiction, incarceration, deep family secrets, guilt or shame. You find a safe haven here to share and critique without judgment. Whether you are working on…

Saturdays, October 10 - December 19 @ 1:00 pm EST - 3:30 pm EST

5 sessions
Teacher: Lisa Cooper

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

14 sessions

January 2021

Bill Glose Book Launch and Reading

Join us as we celebrate the release of Bill Glose's poetry collection, Postscript to War. Bill Glose is a former paratrooper and combat veteran. The author of five books of poetry, his stories, poems, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Missouri Review, The Sun, Narrative Magazine, and The Writer. In 2011, he was named the Daily Press Poet Laureate and in 2017 he was featured by NPR on The Writer's Almanac. Other honors include the F. Scott…

January 22 @ 6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

14 sessions

February 2021

The Muse Writers Happy Hour

Writers Happy Hour is Back! Join us virtually for an informal get-together where area writers and Muse teachers, students, and friends near and far enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and drinks -- online! To attend, fill out the form below and click 'Submit.' We look forward to seeing your faces!

February 17 @ 5:00 pm EST - 6:30 pm EST

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

14 sessions

March 2021

Jeff Hecker Reading and Q&A

Join us for a reading and Q&A with poet Jeff Hecker! This event will be live streamed and there will be a recording available afterwards. If you would like to leave a question for Jeff at any point during the live stream, leave a comment on YouTube. Jeffrey Hecker is the author of Rumble Seat (San Francisco Bay Press, 2011) and the chapbooks Hornbook (Horse Less Press, 2012), Instructions for the Orgy (Sunnyoutside Press, 2013), Before He Let Them Guide Sleigh (ShirtPocket Press, 2013), and Ark Aft (The Magnificent Field, 2020). Recent…

March 6 @ 6:00 pm EST - 7:00 pm EST

Kristina Forest Reading and Q&A

Join us for a reading by author Kristina Forest, followed by an audience Q&A. To join the event live, register for the Zoom webinar HERE. Webinar attendees will be able to interact and ask questions. There will also be a live stream on Facebook, and a recording available after the event; if you are unable to attend the live stream but would like to ask a question, post it in the Facebook event anytime before the event.  About the author: Kristina Forest is the author of…

March 8 @ 7:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

Tidewater Youth Services

Crisis Intervention Home (in VB) Virtually 1) Memoir Reflect Prompt -based start draft of reflective autobiography 2) Finalize draft General note: Kids are drawn to poetry/songwriting/rap lyrics so could be good to incorporate some of those elements into these sessions The teacher will meet twice with each group. Please complete this after every outreach class meeting: https://the-muse.org/muse-teacher-end-of-outreach-form/

Wednesdays, March 10 - March 24 @ 4:00 pm EST - 5:00 pm EST

2 sessions

Tao Spring Stortelling

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89767145810?pwd=L0ZFYnE0bWhPbWNhVlZpYlBYMVFmQT09 Meeting ID: 897 6714 5810 Passcode: 760020  

March 21 @ 8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Teacher: Sheila Arnold

Tidewater Youth Services

Crisis Intervention Home (in VB) Virtually 1) Memoir Reflect Prompt -based start draft of reflective autobiography 2) Finalize draft General note: Kids are drawn to poetry/songwriting/rap lyrics so could be good to incorporate some of those elements into these sessions The teacher will meet twice with each group. Please complete this after every outreach class meeting: https://the-muse.org/muse-teacher-end-of-outreach-form/

Wednesdays, March 10 - March 24 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

2 sessions

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions

April 2021

Author Advice Club at Slover Library

https://www.sloverlibrary.com/calendar#event=65510996;instance=20210420170000 PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AFTER EACH MEETING: https://the-muse.org/muse-teacher-end-of-outreach-form/

Tuesdays, April 20 - June 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all…

Tuesdays, April 20 - June 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions

May 2021

Spring Student Reading #1

Join The Muse in celebrating the work of our Winter/Spring 2021 students as they share their writing from the past session! This event will be held via Zoom webinar. Register to PARTICIPATE as a reader (only open to students who have taken a Muse class, workshop, or seminar during the winter/spring 2021 session) Register to WATCH the reading live This is one of three virtual student readings. See below for the other two readings: Thursday, May 27 at 6pm ET:…

May 17 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

Author Advice Club at Slover Library

https://www.sloverlibrary.com/calendar#event=65510996;instance=20210420170000 PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AFTER EACH MEETING: https://the-muse.org/muse-teacher-end-of-outreach-form/

Tuesdays, April 20 - June 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all…

Tuesdays, April 20 - June 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions

Spring Student Reading #2

Join The Muse in celebrating the work of our Winter/Spring 2021 students as they share their writing from the past session! This event will be held via Zoom webinar. Register to PARTICIPATE as a reader (only open to students who have taken a Muse class, workshop, or seminar during the winter/spring 2021 session) Register to WATCH the reading live This is one of three virtual student readings. See below for the other two readings: Monday, May 17 at 6pm ET:…

May 27 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

Spring Student Reading #3

Join The Muse in celebrating the work of our Winter/Spring 2021 students as they share their writing from the past session! This event will be held via Zoom webinar. Register to PARTICIPATE as a reader (only open to students who have taken a Muse class, workshop, or seminar during the winter/spring 2021 session) Register to WATCH the reading live This is one of three virtual student readings. See below for the other two readings: Monday, May 17 at 6pm ET:…

May 28 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

June 2021

ASAP Comic Book Workshop

Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) (asapasap.org) Please complete this after every outreach class meeting: https://the-muse.org/muse-teacher-end-of-outreach-form/

June 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

Teacher: Kristin Mehaffey

Tidewater Youth Services Boys Home

Patrick Dacey!

Mondays, June 7 - June 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Tidewater Youth Services Boys Home

Patrick Dacey!

Mondays, June 7 - June 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Thought Radio Part I: Listen to The Music

This is a free online program with Skye Zentz for Kids/Teens in partnership with the Slover Library. You can register for the event here. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the time to play with different perspectives outside of our…

June 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

Tidewater Youth Services Boys Home

Patrick Dacey!

Mondays, June 7 - June 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators is a community group for local artists, specifically those interested in creating comics and animation. Currently we meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. Looking for feedback on your current project? Want to network or maybe collaborate with another creator?  Searching for some like-minded creatives to chat with? Need a space to just unwind and doodle? Come check us out. Writers are welcome as well. While the group is open…

Saturdays, June 12 - August 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Tidewater Youth Services Boys Home

Patrick Dacey!

Mondays, June 7 - June 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Author Advice Club at Slover Library

https://www.sloverlibrary.com/calendar#event=65510996;instance=20210420170000 PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AFTER EACH MEETING: https://the-muse.org/muse-teacher-end-of-outreach-form/

Tuesdays, April 20 - June 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all…

Tuesdays, April 20 - June 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Tidewater Youth Services Boys Home

Patrick Dacey!

Mondays, June 7 - June 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Tidewater Youth Services Boys Home

Patrick Dacey!

Mondays, June 7 - June 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Visual Journaling: Summer Freedom (LIVE IN PERSON!)

Journaling is an intimate process of self awareness and discovery. The visual journal is unique because it contains part visual art elements and part words. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then visual journals are highly expressive tools for creative and non-creative folk alike. This class focuses on building upon your visual journaling, diary or art-making habits. This semester's theme is "Freedom From..." Participants will receive a prompt each class, learn two art techniques (making sunrises/sets with pastels…

Saturdays, June 26 - August 28 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

3 sessions
Teacher: Christine Rucker

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators is a community group for local artists, specifically those interested in creating comics and animation. Currently we meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. Looking for feedback on your current project? Want to network or maybe collaborate with another creator?  Searching for some like-minded creatives to chat with? Need a space to just unwind and doodle? Come check us out. Writers are welcome as well. While the group is open…

Saturdays, June 12 - August 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

July 2021

The Muse Neighborhood Jam

Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month for an evening where everyone is welcome to make music, sing, read, laugh, or just hang out and listen. This is not an "open-mic" with a sign-up list. The Muse Jam is more fun! We'll alternate between individual-led and collaborative performance and pure unplugged jams. Who's welcome? Anyone from beginners to professionals, whether you like to play an instrument or just listen, sing or be sung to, read your work or…

July 9 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 10:00 pm EDT

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators is a community group for local artists, specifically those interested in creating comics and animation. Currently we meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. Looking for feedback on your current project? Want to network or maybe collaborate with another creator?  Searching for some like-minded creatives to chat with? Need a space to just unwind and doodle? Come check us out. Writers are welcome as well. While the group is open…

Saturdays, June 12 - August 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Thought Radio Part II For Kids And Teens: Turn Down The Noise

This is a free online program with Skye Zentz and in partnership with the Slover Library. It is only open to Kids and Teens. You can register for the event here.   We also offer an adult version of this program, which begins on August 18th. You can register for that here. This particular session is reserved for kids/teens. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All…

July 14 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all…

Tuesdays, July 20 - September 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Visual Journaling: Summer Freedom (LIVE IN PERSON!)

Journaling is an intimate process of self awareness and discovery. The visual journal is unique because it contains part visual art elements and part words. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then visual journals are highly expressive tools for creative and non-creative folk alike. This class focuses on building upon your visual journaling, diary or art-making habits. This semester's theme is "Freedom From..." Participants will receive a prompt each class, learn two art techniques (making sunrises/sets with pastels…

Saturdays, June 26 - August 28 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

3 sessions
Teacher: Christine Rucker

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators is a community group for local artists, specifically those interested in creating comics and animation. Currently we meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. Looking for feedback on your current project? Want to network or maybe collaborate with another creator?  Searching for some like-minded creatives to chat with? Need a space to just unwind and doodle? Come check us out. Writers are welcome as well. While the group is open…

Saturdays, June 12 - August 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Buy Indie Comics Day 12 Hour Drawing Marathon

July 31st is Buy Indie Comics Day! To celebrate the 757 Comic Cartoon Creators are getting to together to do a 12 hour drawing marathon. Feel free to stop and join in or just learn about the local indie creators in Hampton Roads area! 10am-10pm

July 31 @ 10:00 am EDT - 10:00 pm EDT

August 2021

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

Writers Zoom Meet-Up

Join The Muse on the first Tuesday of each month for our monthly Writers Zoom Meet-Up, an informal get-together where writers from anywhere in the world enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and discussion about what we're working on. Breakout rooms by genre will be available. Let's get together and build connections with other writers and learn more about our craft from each other. _ Register to attend here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkceCoqjspEt14xidO0dPpgQk-sa-hSMS1

Tuesdays, August 3 - December 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

5 sessions

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

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, you probably already know Mikey's music, but if not--Mikey's music is sometimes comedy, sometimes rock, and sometimes geeky. Sometimes it's all three. But it's always…

August 7 @ 4:30 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

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.   Panelists: Pichchenda Bao is a Cambodian American writer and poet, infant survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, daughter of refugees, and feminist stay-at-home mother…

August 8 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

Thought Radio Part III For Kids And Teens: Tune In To The Harmony

This is a free online program with Skye Zentz and in partnership with the Slover Library. This event is only open to kids and teens. You can register for the event here.   In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the…

August 11 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators is a community group for local artists, specifically those interested in creating comics and animation. Currently we meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. Looking for feedback on your current project? Want to network or maybe collaborate with another creator?  Searching for some like-minded creatives to chat with? Need a space to just unwind and doodle? Come check us out. Writers are welcome as well. While the group is open…

Saturdays, June 12 - August 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all…

Tuesdays, July 20 - September 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Thought Radio For Adults: A Songwriting Experience

This is a free online program for adults with Skye Zentz in partnership with the Slover Library. You can register for the event here. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the time to play with different perspectives outside of our…

Wednesdays, August 18 - October 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

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 on this day, you are welcome to come by The Muse after this event on any day that we are open to the public to…

August 21 @ 10:00 am EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

Self and World: Writing the Poems that Matter

This event is part of a year-long calendar of programs centering poetry as public engagement, presented by Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria in collaboration with The Muse Writers Center. It is made possible with generous support from the Academy of American Poets and the Mellon Foundation.   In this free, 2-hour workshop, we will focus on strategies to connect our internal and external landscapes. Through guided writing, close reading and vigorous discussion we will wrestle with the challenges of taking on…

August 22 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

Rachel Yurko Book Launch and Q&A

Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading by Rachel Yurko from her latest children's book, Emma's Anchor, followed by a Q&A. This event will be held over Zoom and there will be a recording available on the Muse YouTube channel after the event. Register to attend the live Zoom webinar About the book: Emma’s Dad is in the Navy and he sends her postcards from around the world. Emma loves to see where her Dad is traveling an enjoys…

August 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Boys Group Homes: Patrick X Tidewater

Tuesdays, August 3 - August 27 @ 12:00 am EDT - 11:59 pm EDT

9 sessions

Visual Journaling: Summer Freedom (LIVE IN PERSON!)

Journaling is an intimate process of self awareness and discovery. The visual journal is unique because it contains part visual art elements and part words. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then visual journals are highly expressive tools for creative and non-creative folk alike. This class focuses on building upon your visual journaling, diary or art-making habits. This semester's theme is "Freedom From..." Participants will receive a prompt each class, learn two art techniques (making sunrises/sets with pastels…

Saturdays, June 26 - August 28 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

3 sessions
Teacher: Christine Rucker

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators

757 Comic and Cartoon Creators is a community group for local artists, specifically those interested in creating comics and animation. Currently we meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 4pm-7pm. Looking for feedback on your current project? Want to network or maybe collaborate with another creator?  Searching for some like-minded creatives to chat with? Need a space to just unwind and doodle? Come check us out. Writers are welcome as well. While the group is open…

Saturdays, June 12 - August 28 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

6 sessions

Padraig Regan Reading and Q&A

Join The Muse Writers Center for a virtual reading with Irish writer Padraig Regan, followed by an audience Q&A. This event will be held via Zoom webinar and a recording will be available on the Muse YouTube channel after the event. Register to attend Aside from the intelligence and joy of these poems, there is a real mastery of image too – the language sometimes recalling Edmund White at his most luxurious, and the opening of poems such as ‘Aubade’…

August 29 @ 11:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

September 2021

Writers Zoom Meet-Up

Join The Muse on the first Tuesday of each month for our monthly Writers Zoom Meet-Up, an informal get-together where writers from anywhere in the world enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and discussion about what we're working on. Breakout rooms by genre will be available. Let's get together and build connections with other writers and learn more about our craft from each other. _ Register to attend here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkceCoqjspEt14xidO0dPpgQk-sa-hSMS1

Tuesdays, August 3 - December 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

5 sessions

Thought Radio For Adults: A Songwriting Experience

This is a free online program for adults with Skye Zentz in partnership with the Slover Library. You can register for the event here. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the time to play with different perspectives outside of our…

Wednesdays, August 18 - October 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Teen Writers Club

A bi-weekly, virtual social club for teens to chat about writing and write together! Hosted by The Muse Writers Center. Register to join!

Sundays, September 19 - December 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

6 sessions
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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 graduate of The New School's Writing for Children MFA program, she currently lives in Brooklyn. Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @cndwrites Sierra Foltz…

September 19 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all…

Tuesdays, July 20 - September 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Marisa Silver Book Launch and Q&A

Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading by Marisa Silver from her latest book, The Mysteries, followed by a Q&A. This event will be held over Zoom; register to attend the live Zoom webinar. There will also be a recording available on the Muse YouTube channel after the event.   Marisa Silver is the author of The Mysteries (2021), Little Nothing (2016), a New York Times Editor’s Choice, and winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Fiction, Mary…

September 21 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

September Student Reading

Join The Muse Writers Center as we celebrate the work of our Summer 2021 students as they share their writing from the past session! This event will be held via Zoom webinar. Register to WATCH the reading live Register to PARTICIPATE as a reader (only open to students who have taken a Muse class, workshop, or seminar during the summer 2021 session)    

September 22 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions

October 2021

Teen Writers Club

A bi-weekly, virtual social club for teens to chat about writing and write together! Hosted by The Muse Writers Center. Register to join!

Sundays, September 19 - December 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

6 sessions
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ODU LitFest: Live Virtual Reading with Tom Lin

Tom Lin was born in China and immigrated to the United States when he was 4. A graduate of Pomona College, he is currently in the PhD program at the University of California, Davis. The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu is his first novel.

October 4 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

ODU LitFest: Reading with Sheri Reynolds & Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley

Sheri Reynolds' newest novel, The Tender Grave, was released in March 2021. She also wrote the novels Bitterroot Landing, The Rapture of Canaan (an Oprah book club selection and New York Times bestseller), A Gracious Plenty, Firefly Cloak, The Sweet In-Between, The Homespun Wisdom of Myrtle T. Cribb, and the play, Orabelle's Wheelbarrow. She teaches creative writing and literature at Old Dominion University and currently serves as department chair of English. She lives in the town of Cape Charles on…

October 4 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

ODU LitFest: Gabrielle Calvocoressi Poetry Reading

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart; Apocalyptic Swing, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize; and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi has received numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award, a Lannan Foundation residency, the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review, and a residency from the Civitella Ranieri…

October 4 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

ODU LitFest: Live Virtual Reading with Matt Bell

This event will live-stream on the ODU Literary Festival Facebook page. Matt Bell's latest novel, Appleseed, was released in July 2021 from Custom House. His craft book Refuse to Be Done, a guide to novel writing, rewriting, and revision, will follow in early 2022 (Soho Press). He also wrote the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall,…

October 5 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

ODU LitFest: Reading with Molly McCully Brown

This event will be hosted at the University Theatre, and simultaneously live-streamed on the ODU Literary Festival Facebook page. Molly McCully Brown is the author of the essay collection, Places I've Taken My Body, which was named one of Kirkus Reviews' best nonfiction titles of 2020, and the poetry collection, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. With Susannah Nevision, she wrote the poetry collection In the Field Between Us.…

October 5 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Writers Zoom Meet-Up

Join The Muse on the first Tuesday of each month for our monthly Writers Zoom Meet-Up, an informal get-together where writers from anywhere in the world enjoy conversation, camaraderie, and discussion about what we're working on. Breakout rooms by genre will be available. Let's get together and build connections with other writers and learn more about our craft from each other. _ Register to attend here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkceCoqjspEt14xidO0dPpgQk-sa-hSMS1

Tuesdays, August 3 - December 7 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

5 sessions

ODU LitFest: Live Virtual Reading with Dantiel W. Moniz

This event will live-stream on the ODU Literary Festival Facebook page. Dantiel W. Moniz has received the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Emerging Writer Award by the Key West Literary Seminars, and a Tin House Scholarship. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, the Yale Review, Joyland, and McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. Milk Blood Heat is her first book. She lives in Northeast Florida.

October 5 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:00 pm EDT

ODU LitFest: Live Virtual Reading with Mansoor Adayfi

This event will live-stream on the ODU Literary Festival Facebook page. At age 18, Mansoor Adayfi left his home in Yemen for a cultural mission to Afghanistan. He never returned. Kidnapped by warlords and sold to the U.S. after 9/11, he was rendered to Guantánamo Bay where he spent the next 15 years without being charged with a crime. He now lives in Belgrade, Serbia, where he writes and advocates for prisoner and detainee rights. His memoir of time at…

October 6 @ 10:00 am EDT - 11:00 am EDT

ODU LitFest: Live Virtual Reading with Lynn Waltz & Amanda Galvan Huynh

This event will live-stream on the ODU Literary Festival Facebook page. Lynn Waltz is a writer, journalist, and professor of journalism at Hampton University. She is the author of Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers' Rights at the World's Largest Slaughterhouse, which exposes 16 years of labor law violations by Smithfield Foods. Twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, her work freed a wrongly imprisoned man and exposed abuses by a Virginia legislator. Her feature about a death row chaplain was…

October 6 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

ODU LitFest: Playwright & Director Kareem Fahmy

This event will live-stream on the ODU Literary Festival Facebook page, featuring ODU Department of Communication & Theatre Arts Students reading a scene from "A Distinct Society" at University Theatre. Kareem Fahmy is a Canadian-born playwright and director of Egyptian descent. His plays, which include A Distinct Society, The Triumphant, Pareidolia, The In-Between, and an adaptation of the acclaimed Egyptian novel The Yacoubian Building, have been developed at theaters across the country. Directing fellowships and residencies include Sundance Theatre Lab,…

October 6 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Teen Writers Club

A bi-weekly, virtual social club for teens to chat about writing and write together! Hosted by The Muse Writers Center. Register to join!

Sundays, September 19 - December 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

6 sessions
Level:

Virtual Q&A with Ken Kwapis

Join The Muse Writers Center for a virtual Q&A with prolific film & TV director Ken Kwapis (“The Office,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “A Walk In The Woods,” “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Freaks and Geeks”), moderated by Muse screenwriting instructor Diane Fine! Register to join the Zoom webinar We will focus on how a writer can make their way in the film or television business, how to pitch a series, how to give…

October 17 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Author Advice Club

Join Slover Library and The Muse Writers Center the third Tuesday of each month for a Q&A with a published author! In this special writing group, meet a different author each month for a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a professional writer. Each month will feature a different published author discussing a specific aspect of publishing. This is a wonderful opportunity to chat with a professional writer in a small group setting and ask all…

Tuesdays, October 19 - December 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Thought Radio For Adults: A Songwriting Experience

This is a free online program for adults with Skye Zentz in partnership with the Slover Library. You can register for the event here. In a busy world of technological connectivity, we are constantly being bombarded with the suggestions and opinions of other people. All the noise of these outside influences can make it hard to navigate our own personal realities. In ThoughtRadio, we'll explore our emotional selves while taking the time to play with different perspectives outside of our…

Wednesdays, August 18 - October 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT

3 sessions

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads Meeting

NOW ONLINE! We're speculative fiction writers (science fiction, fantasy and more). We share our experiences and adventures in reading, writing, craft development and publishing with each other, and become better writers through it all. To become a member of this Group visit our Facebook group to find out more and join.

Saturdays, May 23 - November 27 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

14 sessions
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