Amye Day Ong

Amye Day Ong (she/her) is a creative nonfiction writer and essay coach. Her personal essays have appeared in ImageCutBankThe Common online, and Green Briar Review. Her essay “Chest Percussions,” for Image, was selected as notable in The Best American Essays 2018.

She received an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago, a master’s in religion from Yale University’s Divinity School, and a bachelor’s in Spanish from Transylvania University.

Amye worked in higher education for over 14 years. She has taught undergrad writing courses, run study abroad programs, written fundraising appeals, and directed operations for the board of trustees at a private arts college.

Amye is a member of the Writers League of Texas. In 2018, she 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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