The University of Iowa

Malinda McCollum

Malinda McCollum is the author of The Surprising Place, winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize in Fiction. Her stories have appeared in The Paris ReviewMcSweeney’s, Zyzzyva, and Epoch, and been anthologized in The Paris Review Book of People with Problems and The Worst Years of Your Life. McCollum is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a Stegner fellowship at Stanford University. She earned an M.A. at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She teaches fiction and academic writing at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. 

Instructor Events

Weeklong July 19 to July 24 2020
Malinda McCollum

Writing can be a solitary and frustrating endeavor. It’s one reason many writers enroll in MFA creative writing programs: to be part of a vibrant literary scene. Of course, not everyone can drop everything to pursue a multi-year MFA. With that in mind, this workshop is designed to give you a concentrated version of the close reading and community you might find in a creative writing graduate program.