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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.

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Colin Sargent

Colin W. Sargent, Ph.D., teaches writing at The College of William and Mary. His novel The Boston Castrato was nominated for the Man Booker Prize by Barbican Press of London and the fiction prize for the 2017 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. He’s the founding editor and publisher of Portland Monthly magazine, praised by MediaBistro for coverage "beyond the usual." Virginian Pilot: "Boston Castrato Explores the Beauty of the Outcast." Colin's next novel,Red Hands, is coming out in early 2020 from Barbican Press of London.