Meet the Teaching Artist: Writing a Memoir About Your Job with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
by Writing Workshops Staff
3 weeks ago
We are pleased to introduce Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, the instructor for Get to Work: Writing a Memoir About Your Job. Jessica, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Sounds Like Titanic, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, brings her notable experience to this course. Her work has been published in McSweeney's, The New York Times Magazine, and Brevity, and she serves as an Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University.
Instructor Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman (Chick-KET-toe HĪND-man) grew up in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her debut, Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir was named a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award, a “best book of 2019 ” by Amazon and Vox, described as “moving” by the New Yorker, “outrageously funny” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “fascinating,” by NPR. Her recent writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The New York Times Magazine, Brevity, and Hippocampus. She holds a BA in Middle Eastern studies and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and a PhD in English from the University of North Texas. She is an Associate Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University where she recently won the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and the Excellence in Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Award. She lives in Newport, Kentucky with her husband, the astronomer Nathan De Lee.