Mallory HellmanDirector


Mal Hellman

Mallory Hellman received an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA in English and American Literature from Harvard. Her nonfiction has appeared on the Forbes Booked Blog and in the Indiana Review, and her short story "October, Forest River" was a finalist for the Room Of Her Own Foundation's Orlando Prize. She has taught writing courses at Indiana University, the University of Iowa, the Duke Talent Identification Program, and elementary and secondary schools throughout Eastern Iowa. Her favorite part of life with the Iowa Youth Writing Project is hearing students read their work aloud: each and every time, it's an inspiration.


Emily Spencer

Emily Spencer

Emily Spencer studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her work is published in the Kenyon Review, English Journal, and elsewhere. 


Jane Huffman, Grants and Funding Manager

Jane Huffman

Jane Huffman is a 2019 recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. In addition to her role at the Iowa Youth Writing Project, Jane is an instructor for the Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing and the Iowa Young Writers' Studio at the University of Iowa. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and is the editor-in-chief of Guesthouse, an online literary journal.


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