Jenna McGuiggan

Jennifer (Jenna) McGuiggan co-authored Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: A Visual History (Clarkson Potter, 2019). Her essays have appeared in The Rappahannock Review, Essay Daily, Flycatcher, New World Writing, and online for Prairie Schooner and Brevity. Her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and chosen as a finalist in contests from Prime Number Magazine, Hunger Mountain, and the Orison Anthology. Jenna received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently writing a book of linked essays that explore longing and belonging, from where we live to what we believe. 

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Jenna is a remarkable teacher. Her lectures were extensive, thought-provoking, her reading lists and outside references outstanding, and her critiques extensive and probing. I think this is the fifth class I’ve taken with CNF (the second with Jenna) — her work, both in bringing together the participants, and giving pointed, personal instruction, is by far the best I’ve experienced.

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