Robin McLean

Robin McLean was a lawyer then a potter for 15 years in the woods of Alaska before receiving her MFA at UMass Amherst. Her debut story collection Reptile House won the BOA Short Fiction Prize and was named a best book of 2015 in The Paris Review. Her stories have appeared widely. She has taught college writing of a wide variety for the last decade, and is currently teaching and directing at Ike’s Canyon Ranch Writer’s Retreat, a remote high plains desert outpost in central Nevada, which she co-founded.

This 2021 Conference has been Cancelled.

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