Jill Reid | Louisiana College

Jill Reid

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Jill Reid

Assistant Professor of English

jill.reid@lacollege.edu

(318) 487-7235

About Jill Reid

Along with teaching the craft of writing creatively, Jill is also a working poet and essayist who regularly publishes poetry and prose for both secular and faith-friendly journals.  Her work has recently placed in finalist categories for such contests as the McCabe Poetry Prize, the Orison Anthology, and Tupelo Quarterly Prizes.  Jill is also the founder and overseer of Louisiana College’s Café Night, a monthly venue designed to gather students, faculty, and staff together to share original writing in a community atmosphere.  Her conviction that the intersection between art and faith makes a space for both the imagination and the Christ-centered belief to thrive and deepen in relationship to one another informs her writing and teaching both in and out of the classroom. In 2016, she was awarded the endowment for the McCormick-Huie Professorship in English/Journalism at Louisiana College. Outside of class, Jill enjoys spending time with her daughter and traveling.

Publications

Jill has published poetry and prose in journals such as the following:

The Missouri Review

Tupelo Quarterly

Poetry Daily

Ruminate Magazine

Relief Journal

Rock and Sling

The Fourth River

Windhover Journal

Big Muddy

Readers can also access her writing on topics that involve creativity, writing, and faith on Relief Journal’s blog where she is a regular contributor.

Writing Conferences

Tupelo Press Writing Conference (May 2015, Truchas, New Mexico)

The Windhover’s Writer’s Festival (February 2016, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)           

Festival of Faith and Writing (April 2016, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Education

  • M.F.A., Seattle Pacific University (2014)
  • M.A., Baylor University (2004)
  • B.A., Louisiana College (2002)

Academic Programs

  • BA English
  • BA English Education