Michael Khandelwal

Virginia, United States

Member Since: 07/02/2008

Michael Khandelwal is an award-winning writer and teacher. He contributes editorials, profiles, and feature articles to Coastal Virginia Magazine, teaches poetry and fiction workshops for the Norfolk-area literary center, The Muse Writers Center (for which he is a founder and serves as Executive Director), is a past web content management specialist for The American Council on Education, and is the past President of the 2008 Electoral College of Virginia.


  • Columnist at Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • Co-Director/Co-Founder at The Muse Writers Center (2005 - 2013)
  • Executive Director/Co-Founder at The Muse Writers Center (2014 - )
  • Web Content Manager at American Council on Education (2006 - 2012)
  • President at Electoral College of Virginia (2008 - 2009)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Film Production, Creative Writing, Music History, Neuroscience) from University of Southern California (1991)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing (three theses: fiction, poetry, screenplay) from University of Southern California

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Poetry