Jill Christman, Professor
I specialize in creative nonfiction writing (memoir and essays) and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate creative writing classes here at Ball State. I am the author of two memoirs, Darkroom: A Family Exposure (AWP Award Series in Creative Nonfiction winner) and Borrowed Babies: Apprenticing for Motherhood (Shebooks & Audible.com). Three recent essays have been listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays, and “Spinning: Against the Rules of Angels” was longlisted for the Notting Hill Essay Prize in 2017.
In addition to my teaching at Ball State, I teach creative nonfiction in Ashland University’s low-residency MFA program, and present regularly at the River Teeth Nonfiction Conference. In 2013, I was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) where I have served as Chair of the Midwest Council Chair, the Professional Standards Committee, and the 2017 50th Anniversary Conference in Washington, DC.