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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.

Susan Isaak Lolis

Susan Isaak Lolis was shortlisted in the William Wisdom-William Faulkner novel contest and long-listed in the Santa Fe Writers Project Novel Competition. One of her stories, "Vivien's Sister," won the James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and is published in Bayou Magazine. She was a finalist in the River Styx Microfiction Contest, the Mighty River Short Story Contest, the Fiction Southeast Editors' Prize, and the Blood Orange Review Literary Contest. Her work has appeared in New Madrid: Journal of Contemporary Literature, Yemassee, Yalobusha Review, and elsewhere. She has work forthcoming in Fiction Southeast and Drunk Monkeys. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Miami. While there, she was a James Michener fellow and won a University of Miami fiction award.