Hi, there! I'm Evie. These days I live with Joe (hubby) and Dash (cat) in St. Louis, where I work in communications, get around sans car, volunteer with the kiddos at BicycleWorks and try not to mess up too many of the steps as a member of the Thunder & Lightning Cloggers of Southern Illinois.

I'm a strategic communications associate at the University of Missouri–St. Louis by day as well as a freelance writer and oft-flailing essayist. Some of my recent work has appeared in the Riverfront Times and Next City.

Before joining UMSL's content team in 2014, I wrote stories, took photos and assisted with public events and other projects for Washington University Libraries, putting together seven issues of the organization's biannual magazine, Off the Shelf. That job followed earlier stints as a reporter (for the Westminster Window in Denver in 2005 and 2006), adjunct English instructor and publications manager.

A few of my writing interests are Emily Dickinson, doubt and certitude, the tower of Babel and places where refuge and risk intersect. I have an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Wyoming.


Twitter: @evhemphill