MFA in Creative Writing Program
Residency Site: Port Townsend WA


BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College; AS in Recording Engineering from Full Sail University.

Personal Statement

Photo credit: Angie Whidden.

John Christian, or as his friends know him, JC, organizes Lit.mustest, a Goddard student reading series in Seattle, WA, along with fellow students Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and Marty Stegner.

During his time at Goddard, JC has worked as a genre editor on the Pitkin Review. He has also served on Goddard’s student council for two semesters, acting as co-chair for one.

He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Says JC about Goddard College: “Goddard is one of those rare places that makes it easy for you to be the best version of yourself. This is in no small part thanks to the amazing staff and faculty, the strong sense of community, and the school’s incredibly progressive educational model and philosophy. But really? It’s the people. More than anywhere else I’ve been, here you will find people giving the very best of themselves–personally, professionally, creatively–students, faculty, and staff alike–which can’t help but encourage the same.”