Mary Boyes, M.F.A.-Associate Professor, Honors Writing Program


Mary Boyes joined the Honors College in 2013. She teaches multiple sections of Honors 200, as well creative special topics courses. Boyes serves as a resource for students engaged in writing and research and as co-coordinator of Honors Launch. Boyes is the advisor for PECS, Open-Honors Connect, and Story-telling and Healing. Boyes holds a B.A. in English from The College of William & Mary and earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from VCU. Prior to her work at VCU, Boyes taught at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, and Ramapo College of New Jersey.

A recipient of the Tennessee Commission for the Arts Individual Fellowship in fiction and a Pushcart Prize nominee, Boyes has published in Fiction International, Rhino, cAke, Hawaii Pacific Review and Spoon River, among others. Boyes is the author of Gingko, Pigeon, Light: A Fable and co-editor, with Peter Scheckner, of the anthology, The Way We Work: Contemporary Writings about Americans and Their Work Experience from Vanderbilt University Press.

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