Jessica Nelson

Jessica Hendry Nelson, MFA

Assistant Professor

(804) 828-8329

Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave., room 324 F

Creative Writing


  • MFA (Creative Writing) Sara Lawrence College
  • BA (English) University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Creative writing (creative nonfiction)

Select Publications

  • “Sunday: A Travelogue.” Prairie Schooner, Winter 2017.
  • “Survival Instant.” Outlook Springs, Fall 2016.
  • “Indigo Girls: One Day Lost.”, June 2015.
  • “Rapture of the Deep.” 1966: The Rumpus, June 2015.


  • A Literary Field Guide to Vermont’s Green Mountains (anthology/graphic). Ed. with Sean Prentiss and Julia Shipley. Athens: University of Georgia Press, [forthcoming].
  • Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writer’s Guide & Anthology (textbook).London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
  • If Only You People Could Follow Directions (memoir/essays).‚Äč Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint Press, 2014.