Mark Mayer, MFA

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Mayer, MFA
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Mark Mayer, MFA

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Mark Mayer has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and won the Prairie Lights Prize for both fiction and poetry. From 2012 to 2014, he lived at Cornell College's Center for the Literary Arts as the Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. His first book, Aerialists, won the Michener-Copernicus Prize, and is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

Classes with Mark Mayer, MFA

Online Memoir and Personal Essay

8-Week: Online Nonfiction

March 25, 2019

Mark Mayer, MFA's Published Work

Mark Mayer, MFA's Articles

Top Secret Blog


July 03, 2018

Let’s say you know the feeling, you feel the feeling, that your story’s supposed to convey.

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Playing the Sedulous Ape

March 13, 2018

Here’s a good thing you can do when you come upon a beautiful sentence—like these ship-launchers, for instance, from

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The Storyteller

April 12, 2017

Once there was a travelling storyteller.

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The Mysterious Labor of the Story

January 17, 2017

Instructor Mark Mayer is new-ish to Lighthouse, but he's old-ish to Colorado, writing, and the hard work of revision,