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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.

Samantha Bankston

Samantha graduated Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. While there, she won the Jerri Dickseski Fiction Prize and first place in ODU’s literary essay contest for a piece on postcolonialism, culture, and aliens in Star Wars. She's also a big fan of dinosaurs, showtunes, and giant monsters (including her dog, Kalos).
Currently, Samantha spends her time writing epic space fantasies, teaching Fiction in The Muse's outreach programs, and working as the Center & Volunteer Manager.

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