Jessica Anne is a life-long Chicagoan. A graduate of The Chicago Academy for the Arts, North Park University, and Roosevelt University (MFA Creative Writing). Anne is also an alumna of the Chicago Neo-Futurist ensemble (2006-2012). During her tenure at the Neo-Futurists Anne wrote, performed, and directed over three hundred two minute plays for the late night smash, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes).* Jessica Anne is also the creator, writer, and performer of her one woman show, Mike Mother (co-starring Mike Hamilton, directed by Josh Mathews; a Neo-Futurist production). Anne is the Nonfiction editor of MAKE Literary Magazine, and a Co Artistic Director of MAKE Literary Productions’ Lit & Luz Festival. Lit & Luz is a one-of-a-kind series of events featuring renowned authors and visual artists from Chicago and Mexico City in cultural exchange and conversation. Events take place in the fall in Chicago, and in the winter in Mexico City. Anne’s first book, A Manual for Nothing was published by Noemi Press in the spring of 2017.