Jennifer Jacobson

Summer Precollege Programs Creative Writing Instructor


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Jennifer Jacobson is the director of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and the Juniper Institute for Young Writers. She is also the associate director of the MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She founded the nonprofit organization When Children Save the Day to unite language arts and social action. Her work has been recognized with a Creative Teaching Fellowship from the Mass Cultural Council, the National Storytelling Network, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and more. Jennifer’s writing appears in The Masters Review, jubilat, Chronogram, Linea, MotherWriter! Storytelling Magazine and elsewhere. Her stories received honorable mentions from Glimmer Train, Symphony Space and Hunger Mountain, and were recognized by the Tennessee Williams Festival. She’s had the good fortune to be teaching at Smith’s Summer Creative Writing Workshops since 2014.