Our Mentors Please note: CNF's Mentoring Program is most beneficial to writers with a project already in the works, as well as those who can set and meet their own deadlines. If you're looking for a more structured learning environment that will help you produce new work, check out CNF's Online Classes.
Muse Creative Writing Classes are designed by our teachers for writers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience.
Reilly Anspaugh makes her Boston Center for American Performance and New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent area credits include Talley & Son, Our Town, and Mad Forest (Boston University School of Theatre). An improviser and comedy writer, she can be seen performing improv with Spontaneous Combustion, as well as writing for and performing with HeadGum’s Jake and Amir in their YouTube . DO YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTOR? CCM Acting creates triple threats, actors comfortable in front of the camera on location in film shoots, in the studio on television and commercial shoots, and on stage. Creative Writing. The Creative Writing Concentration (CWC) is offered within the regular English major, and is intended for students interested in and committed both to their own creative work (fiction and/or poetry and/or creative nonfiction) and to the study of literature from a writer's point of view.
Beginning classes welcome novice writers as well as those with some writing experience who are looking for a structured environment in which to bloom.
Advanced classes, or studios, offer a community and guidance while working on a literary project and follow the graduate level workshop model, where current work is distributed to all members of the studio for helpful criticism and advice.
Offerings include those in poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, comic book writing, children's book writing, and grammar.
The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. At the end of each workshop or studio session, The Muse hosts free, public readings in the Norfolk, Virginia VA area, which give all of our workshop and studio participants the opportunity to present their work to a supportive audience.
Always well attended, our readings bring together the literary community here in Hampton Roads to celebrate our writers accomplishments.
The Muse is dedicated to broadening community awareness and support of the literary arts. In addition to offering writing classes, The Muse is a resource center and a place for all writers in the Norfolk, Virginia Hampton Roads, VA area to come together, share ideas, and figure out what language can hold.
Come to one of our events and learn more about us. The Muse Writers Center's projects, classes, and events are made possible in part through sponsorship by the City of Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
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The Tuition Assistance Fund will allow The Muse to offer our community writing classes to students regardless of their ability to pay tuition. To date, the fund has provided tuition assistance to hundreds of students and has received donations from hundreds of additional generous persons.
Please contact the office for more information or to apply you will be asked to volunteer in exchange for receiving tuition assistance. Named in honor of a fine writer and longtime friend of The Muse, The Fund will support writers in their ongoing education through participation in writers conferences and other craft-development opportunities.
Julia Hislop was a life-long learner who believed everyone should try new things, explore new interests, and rejoice in learning. Please contact the office for more information. Donations to the fund are very welcome, and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Right now the fund is in need of donations.
Past winners are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to first-time applicants. Applications are accepted year-round. Download the application Word. Joan Rorke-McClure was a leading physician, lover of education, and friend to The Muse who always encouraged and helped foster a passion for learning.
You can help make a difference by donating to the scholarship fund. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Scholarship winners will be announced after Sept. Congratulations to our — Winners!
It is rooted in the community, in sharing good books and connecting with others whose passion happens to be writing as well.The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) is an organization for Hampton Roads writers, new and experienced, to come together in creative writing classes, readings, and special events..
Muse Creative Writing Classes are designed by our teachers for writers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience. Beginning classes welcome novice writers as well as those with some writing experience.
English Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series. Erin Stalcup. January 15, at p.m. Erin Stalcup is the author of the story collection, And Yet It Moves (Indiana University Press, ), and the novel Every Living Species (Gold Wake Press, ).
Her fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Sun, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere, and her creative nonfiction about her teaching experiences. The Muse Writers Center has many teachers who are professional writers, published in poetry, fiction, plays, screenplays, and nonfiction.
Marywood University. Nestled between mountains in the Wyoming Valley of Scranton, PA, Marywood’s MFA in Graphic Design and Illustration is the oldest low-residency program in the country. Offering MFA degrees in journalism, creative writing, art and theatre, with a rigid curriculum and course requirements, Indiana University of Bloomington MFA program will help you sharpen skills and master your discipline through rigorous classroom training and independent projects.
The Writer’s Studio at University of Chicago is a creative home to writers of all genres and ambitions. We feature open-enrollment, noncredit writing classes in Chicago designed to inspire and challenge, and offer manuscript consultations and free community events.