Hi. I'm Jenna McGuiggan.
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Speaking, Storytelling, & Readings

I am available for readings, storytelling, and speaking engagements to audiences of all sizes. Please contact me for availability and rates.

Keynote Storyteller, 2013 Soul Sisters Conference (photo by Darrah Parker Photography)


"My One Thing," story-talk, Golden Ticket, New York, NY (March 2013)
(Can't see the video above? Watch it on Vimeo.)


Upcoming Events:  

 Past Events: 

  • Workshop Leader, HippoCamp: a conference for creative nonfiction writers, Lancaster, PA (August 2015)
  • Reading: Excerpt from For All We Learned, The Sea*, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (January 2014)
  • Keynote Storyteller: "Roller Skates, Falling Down, & The Power of Unexpected Choices," Soul Sisters Conference, Portland, OR, (October 2013)
  • Reading and Storytelling: Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg, PA: (July 2013)
  • Reading: Excerpts from For All We Learned, The Sea and "Roller Derby Makes Me Brave," Juxtapositions Reading Series, Keynote Café, Jeannette, PA (January 2013)
  • Reading: Excerpt from For All We Learned, The Sea, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT (July 2011)
  • Lecture: "The Secret Life of Language,"Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT (July 2011)
  • Presenter: Writing Lab Panel, 2010 BlogHer Conference, New York, NY (August 2010)


"Jenna's enthusiasm for storytelling brings both warm support and clear direction to those who come to learn. Providing gentle inspiration, and a whole lot of how-to, Jenna leads workshops and e-courses that showcase her vast knowledge of how writing works—giving her students tips and tricks no matter their topic, approach, or style. Novices and experienced writers alike will walk away with renewed energy and fresh tools to help them tell their empowered story."  
Rachelle Mee-Chapman, Coach, Writer, Keeper of Community‚Ä®; Magpie Girl: Care for Creative Souls; Founder & Event Director, Magpie Girl Gatherings & Soul Sisters