What Students Have to Say

I look forward to my class every single week no matter what other commitments and projects I have on my plate. I’m energized and inspired after every class.
I love your teaching style. You’re so passionate and real about the art form. You remind us to sit in the mystery of the unknown. You show us what it takes to go the distance. I love the behind-the-scenes of your own writing and publishing process. ~ Jadah
It’s so wonderful to have a truly safe space to come to. I also really appreciated the direct guidance. For example, when you said, “Where specifically did you drift or lose interest? Make note of that.” Really helpful. ~ Kasey
I’ve enjoyed being in the presence of minds that like to think critically about literature — not something I really have in my immediate group of friends. ~ Taylor
I have loved the instruction and going deeper into writing scenes. I love reading new books and learning about plot and structure. I love hearing other writers read and keeping up with the progress they are making. I love getting to read and receiving feedback on my work. Love the community. ~ Amy
I have truly enjoyed the way that Jennifer incorporates actual books, movie, events from everyday life into the class. It is through this method that I now begin to see stories emerging from the most mundane things! It’s inspiring. ~ Camille
It’s been wonderful to be immersed in literary studies again and, for the first time in my life, be part of a creative writing community. I’ve benefited in so many ways. The study of literary structure and technique has been engaging and enlightening and has directly influenced my work. With your leadership and deep understanding of literary arts, the community has supported me in accessing the writer within, pushed me to improve my craft, and helped me realize previously un-accessed writing potential. I am inspired and grateful for the experience. It has been life-changing. ~ Cevia
Top five things I enjoyed about this year:
1. Supportive community of writers.
2. Favorite Books: Know My Name, Little Fires, Crawdads, Nickelboys, Best American Short Stories
3. Insight into Jennifer’s publishing journey, including revision process, discussions with agent and feedback from publishers.
4. 1:1 Consultations
5. Weekly teachings
~ Gina

I enjoyed the addition of a few new writers that I find to be greatly skilled and talented. I also selflessness and generosity of Jennifer giving us payment options, payment plan options and, as always, her sage, pin pointed feedback. ~ Jerry

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