J. Jobe [ she / her ] “The Rainbows Herself” is a vivacious exultant of color, sound, and movement. She celebrates alma maters Knox College and University of Central Arkansas. Since 2009, she has worked for the Central Arkansas Library System as the editorial assistant for the online resource Encyclopedia of Arkansas.

Since 2014, Jobe has also taught regular writing workshops through the Central Arkansas Library System. Jobe has taught journaling, memoir, writing 101, how to workshop, and various genres and book talks. Her offerings have included several courses on the ever-popular Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and annual programming surrounding the worldwide phenomenon that is Nanowrimo. She also serves as her region’s Municipal Liaison. All of Jobe’s programs can be found under the CALS Writing Circle umbrella. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.

Pre-pandemic, Jobe led a reading series at Guilllermo’s, the monthly Karen Hayes Prose and Poetry Night. Post-pandemic, Jobe looks forward to finding a new forever home for a regular Little Rock reading series.

Jobe’s words have appeared in Arkansas LGBTQ+ publication The READ, the Arkansas Review as a reviewer, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as an opinionated letter-writer, the Toad Suck Review as an interviewer and reviewer, the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, Kansas City art magazine Review Inc., and lit mag Catch.

Jobe’s visual art was once featured in Demarkation: an Illustrated Narrative Exhibit; The Bookstore at Library Square; and Moore Art Supplies & More. Her voice can sometimes be heard on the RadioCALS podcast.

Jobe is out as pansexual polyamorous and is living her best life in a rowdy house full of laughter, love, and light.

Last Updated September 14, 2023