Mark Mayer

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Mayer, MFA
  • Fiction
  • Hybrid
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Process
  • Reading
  • Young Writers Program
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 first book, Aerialists, won the Michener-Copernicus Prize, and is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

Classes with Mark Mayer, MFA

Stopping without Sucking
Fiction, Nonfiction/Memoir

Stopping without Sucking

June 06, 2018

Empathy for the Devil

Empathy for the Devil

June 07, 2018

Against Confidence: Writing with Terror
Fiction, Hybrid, Nonfiction/Memoir, Poetry, Process

Against Confidence: Writing with Terror

June 07, 2018

Mark Mayer, MFA's Published Work

Mark Mayer, MFA's Articles

Top Secret Blog

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

Top Secret Blog

The Storyteller

April 12, 2017

Once there was a travelling storyteller.

Top Secret Blog

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,