Jennifer Grant

Children, Memoir, Spirituality, Workshop Leaders

Jennifer Grant is a writer and editor who lives in Chicago. The award-winning author of seven books for children and six works of nonfiction for adults, Jennifer is passionate about the power of story. She is proud to serve on the board of Open Books, a nonprofit that provides public school libraries with LGBTQ+ affirming literature.

Jennifer has taught memoir workshops at conferences and retreat centers all over the U.S. and loves not only the genre, but the chance to encourage other writers in their craft. Learn more about Jennifer and her work at or on Twitter @jengrant67. 

Festival Years: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2024