Jon Wheelock '09

Jon Wheelock '09

Jon Wheelock ‘09 began writing illustrated short stories on colored construction paper in elementary school, volumes that continually appear whenever his mom finds the opportunity to showcase his cave drawings to friends and family. He also started playing music at a young age, developing an affinity for jazz that has greatly influenced his writing. Coltrane, Mingus, and Miles Davis became his mentors--their unique way of conjuring a story through musical phrases, Jon found, was very much like arranging words in a meaningful way on a page. Jon tries to bring this sensibility to his own work, and hopes that he can continue to explore new opportunities in both music and writing.