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Jr. High Writing Jam! Featuring the IYWP and author Jen Ferguson

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who like to write are invited. Come together with other writers to compare ideas and be inspired to write something new. Instructors from the Iowa Youth Writing Project will moderate this awesome event. Open mic, and amazing door prizes. FREE! 


Credit Jen Ferguson

Métis with ancestral ties to the Red River (on her father’s side) and Canadian settler (on her mother’s side), an activist, a feminist, an auntie, and an accomplice armed with a PhD in English and Creative Writing. Jen believes writing, teaching and beading are political acts. She is represented by Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Her debut young adult novel, THE SUMMER OF BITTER AND SWEET, won a 2022 Govenor General’s Literary Award and is a 2023 Stonewall Honor Book, among other accolades. Her newest book THOSE PINK MOUNTAIN NIGHTS is a Junior Library Guild Gold Selection and has four starred reviews. Her novella “Missing” won the Malahat Review’s 2022 Novella Prize and her essay “Off Balance” was selected for the Best Canadian Essays 2020.

Jen lives on the traditional and unceded territories of the Meskwaki, the Báxoje and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ nations, and teaches fiction writing at Coe College.


The Tuesday Agency is located in The Chauncey, just upstairs from the festival, on the 4th floor, Unit 408.


February 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


City of Literature
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The Tuesday Agency
404 E College St, Unit 408
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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