Molly is a Midwestern writer and bookmaker whose work focuses on place, history, and belonging. Her current book-length project explores forgotten stories of rural America and their reverberations on contemporary life. Most recently, she was the 2021 writer-in-residence at The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home & Gardens. During Molly’s residency in the Fall of 2022, she will explore the history of the Pikes Peak region for the creation of a new creative nonfiction essay in her ongoing book-length project focused on forgotten or unknown histories of rural America and their reverberations on contemporary life. The residency will conclude with an installation of “public writing” – a public art installation of original text installed in a community-chosen location.