Meet Gilliann Hensley. Born in Los Angeles, Gilliann is a longtime resident of the Central Valley. After completing her MA in composition at Fresno State, she decided to pursue her MFA in creative nonfiction. During her time as a graduate student, Gilliann has taught first-year composition and undergraduate creative writing, and she has been a fixture at the campus Writing Center. She has served as Assistant Managing Editor for The Normal School literary magazine and as Vice President of the San Joaquin Literary Association. She hopes to do something productive after graduation like getting one of those “real jobs” everyone keeps talking about, and making more time for outdoor adventures.
Gilliann defended her thesis manuscript on April 7. (Facebook invite)