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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.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy moderates the Writers Supporting Writers Group at the Muse. He has been writing fiction, non-fiction and poetry for most of his adult life. He taught writing for over twenty years before embarking on a career in professional writing. His work includes cartooning and blogging, and focused on poetry for the past five years. He has a particular interest in how ideas are generated and the transition from thought to page.
John has a Ph.D in English Composition and Rhetoric from Miami University.