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 that will allow them to engage their creativity.
Skye Zentz discusses the Young Writers Workshop
Teen Writing Level 1: Creative Writing is taught by Jessica Kelley and Sierra Foltz and will explore the fundamentals of craft and will ground the student in the language and techniques necessary to take their writing to the next level!
- Great Beginnings: Students learn what makes a story’s first page pop by writing an opening “hook”.
- Killin’ the Villain: students get to create a complex villain while learning the basics of characterization.
- (If students are interested in fantasy) The Rules of Magic: we study different types of magic systems, and students get the opportunity to build their own magic system.
- (if students are not interested in fantasy) Let’s write a fight scene: Students get to learn how to write their own action scene in class
Jessica Kelley discusses what she covers in her Teen Writers Workshop classes
Sierra Foltz discusses the Poetry portion of Teen Writers Level 1
Sierra Foltz discusses what you can expect in Writers in Action
Teen Writing Level 2: Writing Workshop is taught by Remy Smidt (prose) and Jeffrey Hecker (poetry). In this class, teen students will encounter the model that serves as the basis for writing at the college and graduate level: The Workshop! **Our Level 1 Class or another Muse class with approval from Remy is a pre-requisite to this class.
Cristina Foss discusses her “Writing the College Application Essay” Seminar
See a full catalog of our Summer classes, workshops, and seminars and register HERE.
***Tuition assistance and flexibility is available to all who request it, no questions asked. Just select the “I want to talk about tuition assistance” box when checking out!