Author - Jenny

And that’s a wrap, Illinois!

Hi guys, I am officially an alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! I received my B.A. in Creative Writing Saturday night in a beautiful ceremony at Smith Hall. As a first generation college student...

The “Real World” Spiel

Hey everyone, Midsummer Night’s Dream opera was a beautiful set and I enjoyed it! As I mentioned last time, I’m not a huge fan of operas, but I did appreciate the fantastic effort in casting this...

Staying Inspired Through the Arts

Hey everyone, I can’t believe we’re halfway through February! I’m now acquainted with my syllabi, getting through some small essays and response papers, and preparing for midterms to appear in a few...

Waiting to Hear From Your Dream School

You did everything as requested on the application, and now you’re waiting to hear the decision (which for you is next week!). For me, this is my second time crossing this bridge, only with MFA grad school applications...

Welcome back!

Hi all, Today was the first last day of my undergrad career! It’s still a bit early to start the countdown to graduation, so I’m just enjoying the moment and looking over the syllabi for all of my classes. I...

Happy New Year, Illini!

Happy New Year! I feel rejuvenated after spending the holidays with family and friends, and of course surrounded by fluffy pets wearing cute holiday sweaters. It’s great to have that time to be with loved ones and...

Calling All Fall Lovers

Hey everyone, It’s safe to say that fall at Illinois transcends this campus into appreciating the little local things about C-U. All you have to do is explore it! Here’s a list of sites to visit and things...

College Fairs: It’s That Season Again

Hey everyone, Wow! I’ve just spent two hours online looking for graduate schools with an M.F.A. program. While this is the reality of looking for grad schools (thank you great vast internet), I can honestly say I...

Brace Yourself: Finals Are Almost Here

Instead of binge watching episodes of Portlandia for late-night inspiration, I’ve been thinking about the subject matter for a few upcoming final writing assignments for my creative nonfiction class. It’s...

Biking Around Town!

On days when the gym doesn’t seem too appealing to me, I settle for a bike ride around beautiful Campustown. Because most of my friends went home for the weekend, I used this quiet time to get some homework done...

NYC Writer’s Conference

Hey everyone! This past weekend, I was given the great opportunity to meet some AMAZING authors, agents, and editors at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) for the 2015 winter...

Stay warm and healthy, Illini!

Hey everyone, It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and we’re currently under a snowstorm. I really loooove how snow falls on our beautiful campus, but today I think I’m going to refrain from releasing that 5-year...

Don’t wait on breaks to relax!

Hi all, My first blog post here, and I just wanted to say how odd it is to adjust back to semester work mode. After syllabus week, it dawned on me how soon I will be overwhelmed with required readings and group...