Amye Day Ong

Hi there. I’m Amye.

I’m a creative nonfiction and freelance writer. My personal essays have appeared in ImageCutBankThe Common online, and Green Briar Review. My essay “Chest Percussions,” for Image, was selected as notable in The Best American Essays 2018.

I’m also a collector of diplomas. I received an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago, a master’s in religion from Yale Divinity School, and a bachelor’s in Spanish from Transylvania University.

I worked in higher education for over 12 years. I’ve taught undergrad writing courses, run study abroad programs, written fundraising appeals, and directed operations for the board of trustees at a private arts college.

I’m a member of the Writers League of Texas. In 2018, I was a contributor in nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.


“Chest Percussions”
Image, Issue 91

“Painting Park Lake”
CutBank, Issue 89

“The Word and Its Afterlife”
The Common, Online

“Things I Failed to Mention”
Green Briar Review, Issue 4.2

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