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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.

Lydia Netzer

Lydia Netzer lives in Norfolk with her husband and two children. She received an MA in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Program for Writers. Her novel, Shine Shine Shine, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2012. It is a New York Times Notable Book for 2012, an Amazon Spotlight Book of the Month, and was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction.