Elane Johnson

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Indianapolis, IN 46222

Author's Bio

Elane Johnson, deaf activist and creator of “The Witty Biddy Vlog” on DeafChick.com, has nonfiction and fiction in Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Writer, Hippocampus, Superstition Review, Haunted Waters Press: Penny Fiction, Indystar.com, and The East County Gazette among other publications. Her award-winning “Aftermath” is featured in college creative writing curricula across the U.S.; her essay, “Porn Star,” is included in the anthology, Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly (InFact Books, March, 2014). Elane holds an MFA (with distinction) in Creative Nonfiction. She teaches creative writing for universities online, loves presenting live, and spends her leisure time juggling dozens of DIY home-refurbishing projects and swearing loudly. She is married to the writer, Stephen Ulrich.

Publications & Prizes

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Haven Kimmel, David Sedaris, Lisa Thaddeo, Zora Neale Hurston, Mary Karr, Hilary Mantel, Joan Didion, Flannery O'Connor, Jhumpa Lahiri, Joyce Carol Oates, Augusten Burroughs, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Carl Hiaasen, Mary Higgins Clark, Ellen DeGeneres, Jo Ann Beard, Reema Zaman, Beth Ann Fennelly.
What I'm reading now: 
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Disabled
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus, GA
Georgia
Raised in: 
Warner Robins, GA
Georgia
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Last update: Feb 19, 2020