Molly Barlow

Molly Barlow

Senior Adjunct Instructor

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 233
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  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts (Creative Writing), Vermont College of the Union Institute and University


Molly Barlow has been teaching College Writing and Academic Writing at Detroit Mercy since 2014. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a focus on creative writing from Vermont College of the Union Institute and University in 2003.

Under her birth name, she is the author of two short story collections, Little Black Dots (Chatter House Press, 2017) and Dancing on the Via Dolorosa (Adelaide Books, 2022). Her stories have appeared in numerous journals including Rosebud, The MacGuffin, The Homestead Review, Red Rock Review, Underground Voices and Per Contra. Nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize, she tries to instill the values of discipline and permissiveness in her students and offers the following advice for free:  “Write just one word at a time.”

Read her blog, My Little Black Dots, which also contains publication details.  On YouTube, you can watch her read “Everyone Says I’m Dorothy” from Dancing on the Via Dolorosa.