Mallory Hellman

Iowa, United States

Member Since: 08/11/2016

Mallory Hellman is an educator-activist serving as Director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project. At the University of Iowa, she teaches Writers in the Community, a literary experiential learning course focused on empowering marginalized youth through writing. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a proud Iowa City transplant. When not working with youth, Mallory hosts a queer reading group, gardens (perhaps excessively) and volunteers with Iowa City Mutual Aid.


  • Director at Iowa Youth Writing Project (August 2015 - )
  • Instructor at Iowa Youth Writing Project (August 2012 - July 2015)
  • Adjunct Lecturer at University of Iowa (August 2014 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University (June 2008)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from Iowa Writers' Workshop (May 2014)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature