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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.

Olivia Pelham



Olivia Pelham

Olivia received her MFA degree in creative writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. During graduate school, she worked as an assistant nonfiction editor on the Water~Stone Review and had a day job teaching at an international high school. After finishing her MFA, she worked as a researcher and writer on the long-running public radio show A Prairie Home Companion before leaving St. Paul to explore life on the East Coast. She is currently working on a collection of short personal essays and also writing a dual-perspective memoir with her mother. She loves reading, writing, films, traveling, and having discussions about all of the above. She lives in Ghent with her fiancé, where her life is more or less ruled by her two bossy cats.

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