jann huizenga about/contact  

Jann scribbles, shoots, blogs and teaches. She lives in a crazy-sweet baroque hamlet in Sicily (with a toehold in New Mexico) with her husband, Kim Crowley, whose work can be seen at www.sculpturebasis.com.

Writer: Travel, Food, and Memoir

Jann's travel stories have been anthologized in The Best Travel Writing 2010, The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009, The Best Travel Writing 2008, 30 Days in Italy (2nd ed.), A Woman's World Again, and Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent. She writes for print and online magazines and co-authored Taste and Tradition: A Culinary Journey through Northern and Central Italy (Silvana Editoriale, 2010), a 432-page cookbook-cum-travelogue with Roberta Corradin, one of Italy's top food writers. Jann's writing awards include seven Solas Awards and the Grand Prize for Best Travel Story at the 2007 Book Passage Travel Writers' Conference. A moving-to-Sicily memoir is in the works. Writing Sicily is Jann's specialty, and she is ready for any assignment!


Jann shoots from the heart. She has four books of photography: Sicilians in Baroque Towns (a study in B&W), Sicilians in Doorways, Sicily in Color and The Colors of Stone Town. Her passsions are street photography, portraiture, colors and abstacts. Her photographs have appeared in galleries in the US, Greece, and Argentina and have won many awards. She has studied at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Shooting Sicily is Jann's specialty, and she is ready for any assignment!


Jann launched her photo/story blog BaroqueSicily: Living in Southeast Sicily in 2009, just after sinking roots way down south at the far edge of Europe. It has landed on several top-10 blog lists and been endorsed by About.com, Order Sons of Italy (OSIA), Best of Sicily Magazine and others.

International Educator

Jann has taught at Hunter College (CUNY), the University of New Mexico, and the University of Catania, among other places and won three Fulbright Awards (ex-Yugoslavia, Turkey, Italy) as well as 40 grants from the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to speak and lead workshops in 23 countries, including Mongolia, Tanzania, and Kuwait. Author tours for Oxford University Press have taken her around Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Her many ELT books include an anthology of literature, Arrivals: Cross-Cultural Experiences in Literature (Pearson), The Totally True series (Oxford University Press), and Revolution, a short history of the American Revolution (OUP).

Jann is on LinkedIn.

Please contact Jann at jannhuizenga@earthlink.net