News & Events
- January 27, 2023: English Reading Series, Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City
- March 8-11, 2023: AWP Conference & Bookfair, Seattle Convention Center. Book signing at the River Teeth booth whenever and, on Thursday, March 9th, book signing at the University Nebraska Press booth from 1-1:30PM.
- July 19-22, 2023: 50th Anniversary Midwest Writers Workshop, Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, Indiana.
October 4, 2022
My new book is out! I’ve been writing essays for over fifteen years, and it’s been a glorious ride, but I’d never put out a collection of just Jill Christman essays between two covers. I’m thrilled to share the news that the good people at the University of Nebraska Press changed that on September 1, 2022 by releasing If This Were Fiction: A Love Story in their amazing American Lives series.
My new book is out! I’ve been writing essays for over fifteen years, and it’s been a glorious ride, but I’d never put out a collection of just Jill Christman essays between two covers …
The title character of “Mr. Cosmos” is my fifth-grade science teacher from Newbury Elementary School in Massachusetts—a man so wonderful he would leap on his desk and do interpretive dances …
In teaching news, Ball State honored my work with a group of students dedicated to raising awareness and providing resources around the issue of sexual violence on our nation’s campuses with a 2021 Immersive Learning Faculty Award. If you’re a member of a university community, I hope you’ll check out the details of our project at IndeliblePodcast.com …
- December 3, 2022: Reading with Katy Didden, Indy Reads, Indianapolis
- November 30, 2022: Reading, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend
- November 17-19, 2022: Words & Music Festival, New Orleans
- November 4-6, 2022: Texas Book Festival, Austin
- October 27, 2022: The Multiplicity of Voice: A Conversation with Sonya Huber, Jill Christman, & Jody Keisner. A virtual event hosted by A Room of One’s Own bookstore.
- September 14th, 2022: A Conversation with Kate Hopper at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Minneapolis
- September 15th, 2022: Reading & Slideshow hosted by Mark Ehling with Mark Neely & others, Location TBD, Minneapolis
- November 17th, 2022: If This Were Fiction Reading at the Words & Music Festival, New Orleans
Jill Spends Time at Essay Daily
“What Happened on June 21st 2018” (July 5, 2018)
“Jill Christman on Kathy Winograd’s ‘Bathing’” (January 27, 2014)
“Dec 2, Brenda Miller on Jill Christman” (December 2, 2012)