Janna Cawrse Esarey

Washington, United States


Janna Cawrse Esarey is author of the memoir The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman’s Search for the Meaning of Wife. A 2008 Jack Straw Writer, she has taught at Richard Hugo House, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, and the Whidbey Island Writers Conference.

Website: http://byjanna.com


Publications

  • The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife , Simon & Schuster (2009)
  • More Sand in my Bra [anthology] , Travelers' Tales (2007)
  • Sweat & the City [anthology] , Hong Kong Writers' Circle (2006)
  • Imprint [anthology] , Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society (2006)

Awards

  • Jack Straw Writer
  • New Orleans New Teacher of the Year
  • Georgetown Writing Center Fellow
  • William Soper Prize in Philosophy
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Employment

  • High School English Teacher at University Prep, Seattle, WA
  • Language Arts Teacher at Fannie C. Williams Middle School, New Orleans, LA

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in English, emphasis Teaching Writing from Georgetown University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Whitman College

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry