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The MUSE at MOCA

Six New Stories in Six Weeks

Instructor: Mary Westbrook 
Hitting a creative wall? Supercharge your summer writing routine with prompts and inspiration from the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). In this fast-paced workshop, we'll challenge ourselves to create new work each week, ranging from six brand new pieces of flash fiction or short stories all the way to six brand new beginnings to short stories, novellas, or novels. We'll use a different exercise to explore plot, character, setting, and language; you will get immediate feedback on your writing from both the instructor and fellow students. Open to: writers of all levels of experience and genres  This class takes place at MOCA, but registration for this course is through the MUSE at: http://www.the-muse.org/workshops.html#moca
MOCA members and returning MUSE students $170 / Non-Members $185

Course meets every other Tuesday June 11, 25, July 9, 23, August 6 and 20.
7-9:30pm 

Daytime Introduction to Memoir: My Life, One Story at a Time

Instructor:  Andrea Nolan
The goal in this workshop is to share your life stories in short personal writing. Knowing that you are writing not necessarily for publication but to set the record straight (in your own mind, if nothing else) will liberate you, allowing you to frankly explore your life choices and experiences, achievements and mistakes, beliefs and convictions. Open to: writers of all levels of experience and genres  This class takes place at MOCA, but registration for this course is through the MUSE at: http://www.the-muse.org/workshops.html#moca
MOCA members and returning MUSE students $145 / Non-Members $155

4 week session
Thursdays, July 11 to August 1
Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm