The Muse Writers Center

Norfolk, Virginia, United States


Details
Year Round

Center

TUITION / COST:varies, $40-$230. Returning student discounts apply.
SCHOLARSHIP:Available
The Muse Writers Center makes every effort to provide tuition assistance and scholarships to those who cannot afford a class. Please inquire for more information.

CONTACT: Michael Khandelwal
PHONE: 757-818-9880
EMAIL: muse@the-muse.org
WEBSITE: http://www.the-muse.org

The Muse Writers Center offers creative writing classes and seminars geared for beginners to professionals, houses a resource center for area writers, and hosts reading series and other special events. The center and our services are open to adults, teens, and children.

The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk (Hampton Roads), Virginia offers low cost, introductory and university-level creative and creative writing classes and seminars for persons of all ages, backgrounds, and experience, from beginners to advanced students and professionals. Offerings include writing classes in poetry, fiction (multiple genres including science fiction, children’s book, and young adult), memoir (including specialized classes), creative nonfiction, magazine features, travel, screenplays, songwriting, plays, comic book/graphic novels, cook books & food writing, and writers craft, research, and development. Creative classes in new media, creativity, calligraphy, zentangle, and collage, are also offered, as are many classes and seminars designed specifically for pre-teen and teen writers.

Our instructors are all working writers, published authors, and experienced professionals who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Classes have drawn thousands of students from the Hampton Roads, Virginia communities, including Northeastern North Carolina, and are offered for children and teens (ages 9-17) and adults (ages 18-post retirement). The Muse Writers Center makes every effort to provide tuition assistance and scholarships to those who cannot afford a class. Our fund has provided tuition assistance to hundreds of students and has received donations from hundreds of generous people.

At the end of each class session, we host a free, public reading series, featuring local and regional writers as well as student work from the previous class session. The reading attract nearly 100 people per event. We also host other special events, including The Muse Jam on the second Friday of each month, the Muse Coffee Break on the first Friday or each month, a weekly Writers' Happy Hour on Wednesday evenings, a regular teen open mic, visiting and local writer readings, and seasonal parties and fundraisers.

The Muse Writers Center—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation—is dedicated to broadening community awareness and support of the literary arts. In addition to offering writing classes and hosting readings and events, The Muse is a resource center and a place for all writers in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area to come together, share ideas, and figure out what language can hold.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Millicent Borges Accardi, John Aguiar, Liz Argento, Robert Arthur, Erin Beaty, Remica L. Bingham-Risher, Angela Blue, Ellen Bryson, Jason Carney, Robbie Ciara, Linda Carol Cobb, Shannon Curtin, Christina Dalcher, Christopher De Matteo, Eddie Dowe, Dan Duke, Nicole Emmelhainz, Leslie Entsminger, Patrick Evans-Hylton, Diane Fine, Rick Fischer, Lamar Giles, Shawn Girvan, Amanda Gomez, Dexter Gore, Jacob Gregory, Will Harris, Jeff Hecker, Sarah Hill, Patti Hinson, Emily Howell, Luisa Igloria, Joe Jackson, Sheila Arnold Jones, Jessica Kelley, Victoria Kelly, Michael Khandelwal, Jean Klein, Libby Kurz, Matthew Larrimore, Maggie Libby, Sylvia Liu, Michael Lovely, Michal Mahgerefteh, Jennifer Malia, Catherine Malley, Chris Maples, Al Markowitz, John McCarthy, Patti McCracken, Kindra McDonald, Kristin Mehaffey, Renee Olander, Lydia Netzer, Gavin Pate, Susie Pedigo, Princess Perry, Peter Porosky, Sarah Pringle, Lisa Ray, Noah Renn, Suzanne Rhodes, Nathan Richardson, Mira Roberts, Christine Rucker, Tim Sanderson, Colin Sargent, Jesse Scaccia, Alison Schoew, Tim Seibles, Sheila Sheppard, Dean Silkstone, Kelly Sokol, Melissa M. Stewart, Lauran Strait, Karen Tatum, Kenneth Tomasits, Jeffrey Walker, Tammy Wartell, Cait Woods, Donna Wynn, Tom Yuill, Skye Zentz


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Location

2200 Colonial Ave. #3
Norfolk
Virginia, United States
23517



The Muse Writers Center

The Muse Writers Center offers creative and creative writing classes and seminars geared for beginners to professionals, houses a resource center for area writers, and hosts reading series and other special events. The center and our services are open to adults, teens, and children.