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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.

Rick Eley

Rick Eley is a Tidewater native, IT professional, author, and was using MS Word before the first Windows operating system existed. He writes sci-fi, dabbles in literary fiction and non-fiction from time to time, and is hard at work on several novels. To avoid writing, he organizes the Tidewater Writers critique group and is a member of both Virginia Beach Writers and Hampton Roads Writers. His editorial on light rail was published in The Virginian-Pilot, one of his short stories garnered an honorable mention in Issues in Science and Technology's first sci-fi contest, and he recently won second-place in the non-fiction category at the 2017 HRW Writers Conference. Rick has taught classes for HRW's Traveling Pen Series and at the HRW Writers Conference, is a guest critiquer at HRW Show and Grow Your Prose events, and he recently lead a creative writing enrichment course at a local intermediate school.