fall-2016-headshotRebecca McKanna grew up in Iowa but only spent time on a farm during an elementary school field trip. Her fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Narrative’s Story of the Week, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Arts & Letters, among other publications.

Rebecca is an adjunct instructor of English at the University of Indianapolis and Marian University. Previously, she served as a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Waldorf University. She is also a reader for the literary journal, Midwestern Gothic.

A former newspaper reporter and corporate communications writer, she earned her MFA in creative writing from Purdue University in May 2015. While at Purdue, she served as Visiting Writers’ Series Coordinator, Sycamore Review’s Book Review Editor, and tutored in Purdue’s Writing Lab.