Jen Lee is a voice recovery specialist, independent media producer and a beloved performer in New York City’s storytelling scene, including The Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Mainstage. Jen is a sought-after mentor and guide for workshops and retreats unleashing creative expression. She is also the creator of Finding Your Voice, a cutting-edge personal breakthrough course, and a contributing author of Women Writing on Family: Tips on Writing, Teaching and Publishing.
Jen and her husband, Justin, launched their family on an urban adventure when they followed their hearts to New York City from Denver's suburbs in 2007 with their two little girls.
Jen knows about putting it all on the line to follow a dream, and about writing things that make you unpopular. She lives and breathes the challenge of balancing creative work with motherhood. She is engaged in an inquiry about how literacy is being transformed in the digital age and loves to talk about new forms, old forms, and where stories live. Her gentleness and wisdom are transformative. You can trust her to embrace you, wherever you're at in your journey.
*photo by Bella Cirovic
Raves about Jen Lee
I’ve just come back from an amazing week at Squam Art Workshops. It was a whirlwind of creativity, basically a summer camp for grownups, where we got to learn new techniques and skills from some incredibly gifted and generous teachers. I was lucky enough to have classes with Jared Flood, Jen Lee, Rebecca Ringquist, Denny McMillan, and Cal Patch.
People talk a lot about Squam magic, and most of us have our own theories about how and why it rocks our worlds so deeply.
I’ve driven over a thousand miles in the last week and a half. And even further in my heart and soul.
i’ve been writing this post in my head over and over again. you see, squam was huge for me in so many ways, and it’s hard to put into words what i experienced. i stretched myself creatively and felt intensely inspired by those around me who were also taking chances and opening themselves up in new ways.
This past week, I went to Rockywold-Deephaven camp in rural New Hampshire. It was a rustic, turn-of-the-century kind of place, with claw-foot tubs and old glass windows that rattle in the wind and massive fireplaces.