Unleash Your Story
Welcome you wondrous creature. You with your story caught in your throat, on the edge of your lips, tingling your fingertips into sharper prints. You who knows words=medicine. You who can’t wait a moment longer to use and loose your voice—that wild, astonishing music that belongs to you alone. May you and your story find sanctuary here.
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Kate RedmondPortland, OR
I hired Jen because I was ready to make a commitment to my writing. She is a terrific reader and her grace-filled and professional feedback has been inspiring and terrifically helpful. She is gifted at unsticking the stuck, and as stuckness can be a life condition as well as a writing condition, Jen's counsel actually helped me out of a tightly wedged way of seeing my life! She seeks and shares delight. She's fierce. She's a great coach.
From the Blog: Story Water
In just a week, it will be February 2, a day with quite a buffet of holidays to choose from--Groundhog Day, Candlemas, Imbolc, to name a few. Although the choices vary, they all come down to … [Read More]
Jen Violi is the author of Putting Makeup on Dead People, a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book, finalist for the Oregon Book Awards, and shortlisted for the PNBA and Oregon Spirit Awards.
As a mentor, editor, and facilitator, Jen helps writers unleash the stories they’re meant to tell, from blogs to websites to award winning books.
With advanced degrees in theology and creative writing—devoted to creating sanctuary for stories and their humans—for twenty years Jen has facilitated retreats and workshops and mentored and nurtured hundreds of writers as they find their voices, hone their manuscripts, and take creative leaps and plunges.
Jen is a columnist and regular contributor for Sweatpants & Coffee and has been a featured presenter at The Louisiana Book Festival, Wordstock, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, A Frock-alicious Life is Calling, and the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival.[ Read More ]