Mary Volmer, MFA Fiction '05

Professor and Writer

Mary will be reading an excerpt from her latest novel Reliance, Illinois at the Yuba Lit Community Reading Series on July 14th.

Mary Volmer, MFA Fiction '05

Mary's Bio:

Mary Volmer was raised in Grass Valley, California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Wales, and a Chester Aaron and an Agnes Butler Scholarship in creative writing at Saint Mary’s College, California. She is a professor and the founding Director of the Saint Mary’s College Honors Program. Her non-fiction has appeared in Full Court Press, Women’s Basketball Magazine and NPR’s “This I Believe” series. Her short fiction has appeared most recently in the Farallon Review. CROWN OF DUST, her first novel, was published in 2010. She is currently completeing her second novel.


Mary's News:

  • Mary is part of teaching a Writers Workshop to help writers improve and explore their creativity. Deadline to participate in this workshop is on April 12, 2016.
  • Mary Volmer's A Short History of My Breasts was recently published in Mutha Magazine. An ode to breasts and the judgments they face, A Short History of My Breasts is a refreshingly real look at motherhood from the perspective of a new mother engaged in a new relationship with the girls. Please read the article here.
  • Mary Volmer will be reading on January 19 in San Francisco for the Farallon Review issue 6 launch reading and Edgar Allan Poe birthday celebration! Readings by Mary Volmer, Lynka Adams, Elena Mauli Shapiro, Joey Garcia. Farallon Review # 6 for sale. Cocktails and comradery. When: 6 to 8 pm. Where: the Lone Palm cocktail lounge, 3394 22nd Street, San Francisco (Mission District).
  •  Mary's essay "Mary Volmer Says 'WE' are not pregnant," was published in MUTHA Magazine