Hello and welcome to jeannievanasco.com, my home on the web. A few things about me: I'm a writer and an assistant professor of creative writing. I teach at Towson University and occasionally at Johns Hopkins University. I live in Baltimore with my partner, Chris, and our cats, Flannery and Bishop. Sometimes I collage for fun.
Before I taught college students, I had lots of other jobs. I cleaned motel rooms, proofraed for a glossy magazine, waitressed the night-shift, conducted research for a documentary television series about media accountability, worked as a literary magazine editor, helped a poet translate her work from Arabic into English, and co-managed a citizen journalism project based in Sudan.
My writing has appeared in the Believer, NewYorker.com, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. Tin House Books will publish my first book, The Glass Eye: A Memoir, this October.
If you would like to say hi (and I hope you do), you can reach me at jeannie (dot) vanasco (at) gmail (dot) com.
Photograph by Theresa Keil.