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Maggie Light

Maggie Light
Assistant Professor / Creative Writing Minor Area Head
Teaches In
Liberal Arts and Sciences

BA, Theater, University of Virginia 
MFA, Writing, Otis College of Art and Design


Maggie is Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Minor Area Head, and Academic Mentoring Coordinator at Otis College. Her curriculum considers intersections between improv and the art and design process. She also teaches storytelling as a means to process the effects of climate change. Maggie is represented by Bridget Smith at JABberwocky Literary Agency. Her manuscript Making A Scene won the Threepenny Writing Contest. She’s currently writing a romantic comedy about climate change.  

Maggie has been teaching part-time at Otis since Fall 2008.



Otis Faculty Development Grant: Fall 2016

OARS Faculty Research Grant: 2015-16


Young Adulting Free State Review, 2020

The Fellowship Furious Gazelle, 2017

Quitter Takes All Cleaver Magazine, 2015