Monica McFawn

Associate Professor

BFA, Bowling Green State University
MFA, Western Michigan University

Monica McFawn holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University.  McFawn's debut story collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else, won a Flannery O'Connor Award and was named a Michigan Notable Book, a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award, and an NPR "Great Read." Her stories have appeared in journals such as Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Gettysburg Review and others, and her screenplays and plays have had readings in New York and Chicago.

She is also author of "A Catalogue of Rare Movements," a poetry/art chapbook, and host of the Nathaniel Hawthorne-themed comedy podcast, The Hawthorne Effect.  A recipient of a NEA Fellowship in Literature and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from Sewanee Writers' Conference, McFawn is currently at work on a novel.  More of her work can be found at

Teaching Specialties & Interests:

  • Fiction
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
Monica McFawn