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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.

Jean Klein

A non-fiction writer and playwright, Jean Klein holds an MA and an MFA from the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa and studied playwriting at the U of I and at Carnegie-Mellon University. She currently teaches playwriting in the MA and MFA program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. As a freelance writer and editor, she has won awards for magazine articles, plays, and television scripts. For three years, she served as Contributing Editor for Metro magazine and for one year as Cultural Editor for Portfolio. She has also published three books on writing skills and customer service. Her short play, Snapshots was a winner in the Kernoble Contest at the University of Arkansas in 2010 and her full-length play, The Refraction of Lightis scheduled for production during the Summer Playfest in Norfolk in 2012. She is co-owner of a dramatic publishing company, Blue Moon Plays with the imprints HaveScripts, ScriptWorks Press, and Unicorn Bay Press. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/bluemoonplays/

Klein currently is a co-director, along with Clyde Santana, of Dreamwrights, a playwrights' cooperative which meets twice/month at Zeiders' American Dream Theatre in Virginia Beach, where her new full-length play, Generous Rivals, premiered in 2019.