About

Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons is a writer, educator, and storyteller who lives in Astoria, Queens. Her recent nonfiction work has appeared in Marie Claire, Hippocampus Magazine, The Literary Review (TLR), Newtown Literary, among others, and she is a Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her superhero comedy, All I Want Is One More Meanwhile… recently made its Midwest premiere at Otherworld Theatre in Chicago.

After a decade supporting AP teachers and coordinators behind the scenes with the Advanced Placement Program at The College Board, she stepped back into the classroom. Now she designs and teaches writing workshops for a wide range of students, from seventh graders to senior citizens.

Kelly Jean earned her MFA in creative nonfiction from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Combining her love for theater and literature, she created No, YOU Tell It! (noyoutellit.com) a nonfiction series dedicated to performing true-life tales with a twist. As a writing instructor and No, YOU Tell It! producer, she excels at generating a room filled with warmth and levity where writers of all levels can gain a new perspective on their personal story.