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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.

Rachel Maher

Rachel Maher writes short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College and a B.A. in English & Communications from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Her personal essays have been published in a former column in The Vermont Money Saver, Spires literary magazine, and in the Hersam-Acorn seasonal guides. Her short stories have appeared in The Pitkin Review, and her poetry has been published in Voice of Eve Literary Magazine, the West Texas Literary Review, The Warren Artists Market Memories Anthology, Sediments Literary Journal, Spires, and The Pitkin Review.

By day, Rachel works as a mild-mannered Operations Manager for an independent elementary school in Southern Vermont. By night, she magically transforms into a domestic goddess, surrounded by her husband, three sons, and one super clingy Havanese. Somewhere in the midst of it all, the muse whispers in her ear and (if she's lucky) a story or a poem manages to emerge.