Professor and Writer

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, 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 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

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Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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