Jen Cross

Art Discipline: 
El Cerrito, CA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Mar 4, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019

Jen Cross is an author and writing workshop facilitator. Jen's the author of Writing Ourselves Whole: Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma (Mango, 2017), and the co-editor of Sex Still Spoken Here: An Erotic Reading Circle Anthology (CSC Press, 2014). Her fiction and creative nonfiction appear in such publications as Nobody Passes, Under the Gum Tree, Sinister Wisdom, Matador Review, 14 Hills, and Best Sex Writing 2008. She's facilitated sexuality and sexual trauma survivors writing workshops for over fifteen years, and has worked with hundreds of writers through her organization, Writing Ourselves Whole, and in collaboration with colleges and community organizations. Jen holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and a MA in Transformative Language Arts from Goddard College. A Nebraska native, she now lives in El Cerrito, CA, and is astonished every morning by her view of San Francisco Bay.