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

University of Virginia, B.A. in Theater
Otis College of Art and Design, M.F.A. in Writing


Maggie is an Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts & Sciences and Creative Writing Minor Area Head. Her curriculum considers intersections between improvisation, performance, and writing. She also teaches storytelling as a means to process the effects of climate change. Maggie is Co-Chair of the Environmental Steering Council and Faculty Advisor for the Otis Book Club. Interested in Environmental Justice and/or Book Groups in the Otis Community? Reach out! Maggie is represented by Bridget Smith at JABberwocky Literary Agency. She writes young adult fiction and satire and is currently writing a cli-fi rom-com.