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New Essay Up

Posted by Jen on Mar 6, 2013 in News & Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Think your family is dysfunctional? Check out my published essay in Outside Magazine called Families on the Fringes: Click here

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MuseWrite Seeks Submissions

Posted by Jen on Mar 3, 2013 in News & Events | 0 comments

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS   Alice Walker famously argued that a “woman is not a potted plant.” Whether we choose our paths or plant our own “seeds of change,” women strive to fit in to the skin we are given. In our own words, writers, teachers, and speakers share their stories of finding themselves through shifts–from great to small.   We are seeking submissions for an anthology that will focus on stories about major life shifts regarding unspoken needs, social change, community, and defining self. This book will be written by and for women about change.   Submissions can be short stories, essays, plays and poems.  3,000...

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GREEN LITERACY & THE COMMON CORE

Posted by Jen on Mar 3, 2013 in News & Events | 0 comments

Headed off to the National Green Schools Conference 2013 in Palm Beach. Met a ton of good people and got on TV! Check out the following link to the video Green Literacy & the Common Core   And if you please, check out the new website for Green Literacy

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Society of Children Book Writers & Illustrators:Green Literacy in the Classroom

Posted by Jen on Aug 20, 2012 in News & Events | 0 comments

Seeds of Change: Green Literacy in the Classroom Jen Cullerton Johnson Thursday, October 11th or 18th @ 7 p.m., Sultzer Regional Library With many public schools adopting common core curriculum there are many MORE opportunities for non-fiction writers to have their material adopted for the classroom. Jen Cullerton Johnson has spoken about Green Literacy and the role of environmental books for children and adults for the EPA, Chicago Green Festival, Saturday Writers, Green Schools Conference, Illinois Reading Council, National Catholic Library Association, and more. Her book Seeds of Change  was honored with a Coretta Scott King award and named a Notable Children’s...

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Collect. Recollect. Connect!

Posted by Jen on May 30, 2012 in News & Events | 0 comments

MuseWrite Seminar Collect. Recollect. Connect!: Slowing Down to Focus In In the fast-paced world of tweets, posts, texts, and instant messaging do you even have time to collect your thoughts? Would you like to recollect your experiences and connect with others on how the times we live in affect your personal narrative. Speakers Michelle Duster, Jen Cullerton Johnson, and Trina Sotira offer a relaxing afternoon where you can be guided through group writing exercises and one-on-one consultations on your writing. Through group interactions and discussions, you can clarify and hone your ideas on how to express yourself and tell your personal or family story. Saturday, July...

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Nature Writing at the Newberry Library

Posted by Jen on May 11, 2012 in News & Events | 0 comments

Nature Writing Workshop Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:45 – 7:45 pm Thursdays, June 14 – July 19 Six sessions, $170 Register online Do you love the outdoors? Is writing your passion? Explore nature writing through selected readings and field observations of the natural wonders Chicago has to offer in this writing workshop. In the final class participants will learn about publishing, finding agents, and working with editors. Writers in all genres are welcome. Jen Cullerton Johnson is a writer, educator and urban environmentalist. She has published numerous essays and short stories and is the author of Seeds of Change. Materials list Required: Dixon,...

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