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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.

Gavin Pate

Gavin Pate's novel, The Way To Get Here, was published by Bootstrap Press, and other work can be found in places such as The Collagist, The Southeast Review, Barrelhouse, Lantern Journal, and Rain Taxi, among others. He has an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, where he studied with writers such as Brian Evenson, Laird Hunt, and Anne Waldman. Gavin is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Wesleyan College, where he teaches classes on fiction writing, experimental fiction, and the mystery and horror genres.