Jill Kolongowski

St. Mary's College, MFA

Jill Kolongowski wrote her first book (The Cat’s Birthday) when she was five years old. It received a single rave review from her mother, and she has been writing ever since. Jill has since studied writing as an undergraduate and graduate student, with a focus on creative nonfiction, and has worked as an editor on everything from economics textbooks to poetry. She now teaches writing at College of San Mateo, and is working on her second essay collection. She particularly loves experimental forms of writing, including flash nonfiction. When she's not grading papers or writing, Jill can be found rewatching Schitt’s Creek, cooking, camping, or hiking. Her proudest accomplishment is winning the D.A.R.E. essay contest in fifth grade with an essay she wrote on the bus on the way to school.


Learn more about Jill at jillkwrites.com!

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