Jillian Weiss is a writer and educator living in Portland, Oregon. She was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and spent her adolescence in London as a daughter of Christian missionaries. She writes magical-realist memoir and essays concerned with spirituality, culture clash, and home-building.
Jillian received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her essays are published in Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Missouri Review, The Pinch, Reed, and elsewhere. She won the North Carolina Writer's Network Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Prize and teaches creative writing for Duke University's Talent Identification Program.