Program Assistant for Programs for Writers
Jessica is the Program Assistant for Programs for Writers at Literary Arts. Her program is comprised of the Oregon Book Awards, Oregon Literary Fellowships, Delve Readers Seminars, Writing Classes, and @Literary Arts Events. Her favorite part about working with this program is getting to serve as a resource to anyone who wishes to become more involved with the Portland literary community, be it through a formalized class or seminar, free public events, or applying for our fellowships. Prior to her role at Literary Arts, Jessica worked as a Writing Consultant, an English Teacher, and a Sales Associate for a vintage buy and sell boutique—which is to say she appreciates a good essay as much as she does a good pair of vintage denim. She earned a double B.A. in English and Politics from Willamette University.