Date of Award

Spring 4-19-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Professor Peter Selgin

Second Advisor

Dr. Chika Unigwe

Third Advisor

Dr. Julian Knox


At a private religious school, a group of children pull a prank in a vestibule dedicated to Jimmy Carter. In the middle of a thunderstorm, a man takes shelter in a lonely Waffle House and meets a stranger who changes his life. A woman just released from an eating disorder clinic falls in love with a competitive eater she sees outside a mall in Florida. During the 1996 Olympic Games, a woman rethinks her decision to abandon her husband when she learns he may have been injured by a bomb. These and other tales make up The Redemption Project, a collection of stories grounded in the ideas of religion, regret, and rusty, crusty redemption.


Colin Bishoff is finishing his MFA degree in fiction. A native of Winder, Georgia, Colin earned his B.A. in English from the University of Georgia and taught English for four years in South Korea before coming to Georgia College. Later this fall, he will return to his undergraduate institution to continue his studies in the University of Georgia’s PhD program in Literature, where he will specialize in creative writing. His writing draws upon his memories of growing up in the South and explore the intersection of religion, redemption, regret, and the idiosyncrasies that make the world…human.

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