I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jenn Powers and I will be attending WestConn in the fall. I write fiction: short-shorts, short stories, novels, and novellas. I am a previously unpublished writer but submit my work constantly. As R.V. Cassill said, "A writer's apprenticeship isn't over until his first million words have been written." I'm getting there...
I hope the program will be able to help pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses and possibly accelerate where I want to go. I'm excited to find my niche. I love adventure, new experiences and challenges that help me grow as an individual and as an aspiring writer.
I'm 34 years old and I am so excited to have this chance to attend WestConn. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you at school and at the residencies. Thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing me. I bring maddening, inspiring, interesting life experiences and I believe professors and mentors and fellow writers have those experiences as well and we can all benefit from such symbiotic relationships. It's about tapping into the human condition inside those experiences that interconnects all of us. Those experiences can be turned into stories, the pain and joy injected into our characters, and we can all benefit from reading those stories that bleed onto the page.