Jill Quinn (2008)
M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction
"It wasn't until I began the program at Goucher that I came to know exactly what was meant by ‘the writing life.’ Goucher gave me the support I needed to commit to regular writing-a commitment that has lasted beyond graduation. What's more, Goucher provided me with a network of writing friends that spans generations, geographies, and genres.”
Jill Sisson Quinn's essays have appeared in Ecotone, Orion, OnEarth, Best American Science and Nature Writing and Wisconsin Public Radio's Wisconsin Life. She has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, The John Burroughs Award for Best Published Nature Essay, and a Rona Jaffe Award for emerging women writers. Her first book, Deranged: Finding a Sense of Place in the Landscape and in the Lifespan (Apprentice House 2010). She is working on a second book about spiritual experiences in nature and the balance between science and religion.