Jessica Wilbanks

Instructor & Writer
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Jessica Wilbanks is the author of When I Spoke in Tongues. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Longreads, Ninth Letter, and The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition. She lives in Houston, where she’s working on a novel and teaching writing workshops. 

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Stories

Cover Photo: On the right, we see the cover of the author's novel, 'Whiskey & Ribbons,' and on the left we see a headshot of the author. She is smiling, with one hand up to her cheek and her curls in an up-do.
Putting Your Ear to the Tracks: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

Jessica Wilbanks asks Leesa Cross-Smith about the craft choices at work in her short story, “Whiskey & Ribbons,” which later became a novel.

Jul 22, 2021
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Something that Looks Like a Story: A Conversation with Selena Anderson

In this new monthly column, writer and Catapult instructor Jessica Wilbanks sits down with a diverse range of contemporary writers to take a close look at the craft choices they made while writing a single short story, essay, or poem.

Feb 07, 2020
Cover Photo: The Catapult Craft Club logo has a blue sparkly background with a speech bubble cut out with scissors around the words "Craft Club"
Extending the Break: A Conversation with José Olivarez

In this new monthly column, writer and Catapult instructor Jessica Wilbanks sits down with a diverse range of contemporary writers to take a close look at the craft choices they made while writing a single short story, essay, or poem.

Nov 15, 2019
Cover Photo: The Catapult Craft Club logo has a blue sparkly background with a speech bubble cut out with scissors around the words "Craft Club"
What I Need You to Know: A Conversation with Frances Lefkowitz

In this new monthly column, writer and Catapult instructor Jessica Wilbanks sits down with a diverse range of contemporary writers to take a close look at the craft choices they made while writing a single short story, essay, or poem.

Oct 18, 2019