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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Lisa Cooper

Lisa was a long time student of The Muse before receiving her MFA in Creative Writing and Adult Education with a concentration in memoir from Seton Hill University. Trained and certified as a grief and recovery facilitator in the state of Virginia, she developed The Muse's first Writing through Grief and Trauma. Before teaching at The Muse she worked as an adjunct at The College of William and Mary and at Paul D. Camp Community College in the English departments. Her personal writing currently centers on slice-of-life memoir pieces and poetry about her experiences as an EMT and life as a mother of three boys. She is currently pursuing a PHd in Expressive Arts Therapy.