Chatham University

MFA Alumni

Jane Fishman

Jane Fishman

Class of 2008

Jane Fishman is a former high school English teacher, speechwriter, and public relations specialist. She has owned a Laundromat and a Middle Eastern vegetarian restaurant. After leaving restaurant work she entered journalism, first as an obituary writer, then a feature writer, then, for the past 20 years, as a columnist for the Savannah Morning News. Her collection of essays from the newspaper, Everyone’s Gotta Be Somewhere, appeared in 2001. She is a gardener who does not plant in rows, a Northerner at heart who lives in her adopted city, Savannah, and a former resident of Chicago, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Key West, Florida.