WELCOME!

Hi, I'm Jen!

I'm a poet and writer -

I play with words to help make the world brighter!

BOOKS

J is for JITTERBUG's

my very first book.

Let's read it together, 

click here for a look!

P O E M S

Read something funny,

spark something new:

check out some poems

I wrote just for you!

EVENTS

Poetry, books,

cursive camp too!

Let's get together,

there's lots we can do!

Picture Jen Laffler, Author and Poet

ABOUT JEN

Jen Laffler is an award-winning poet, author, and educator who firmly believes that there’s genius in every one of us.  Her children’s book J is for Jitterbug: A Fanciful Animal Alphabet, illustrated by Tony Perrin, was published in 2016.  Jen has published more than a dozen poems in journals, magazines, and anthologies. Her poem The Matzoh Ball was adapted into a short play for Straight from The Page, the 6th Annual 5 Minute Play Festival, in 2019; she performed Bring on the Brainstorm, her tribute to student-activists, at the 2018 March For Our Lives Rally in Encinitas, CA.  Jen’s latest project, Where Did All the Towels Go?,  is an illustrated collection of family-friendly, kid-inspired poems. In March 2021, she was awarded a prestigious Poetry Fellowship from the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing for her poem The Night Shark.

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