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Jenny Grosvenor (pronounced grow-ven-er-the "s" is silent) was born in Sacramento, California, as an "airforce brat," raised in Ohio and New York states. She left the small town of Slingerlands, New York, to attend Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, including a junior year abroad at Edinburgh University. From there, she started her career in publishing, first at Time-Life Books in Alexandria, Virginia, then at LIFE and Sports Illustrated magazines in Rockefeller Center, the heart of Manhattan, where she worked and lived for seven years, during which time she received her Master of Arts in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
After many writing projects-book editing, advertising, PR, magazine articles, video productions-and lives-a move from Manhattan to the mountains of Vermont, four babies, two weddings, and a funeral (not necessarily in that order)-Jenny now finds herself in a profession she feels most passionate about: teaching college composition, rhetoric, creative writing and literature classes. She most recently completed two years of workshops and lectures at Bennington College and received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing.
What does she do for fun? Travel, attend writing conferences, readings, and art events, run, cross-country ski...and work on her own writing and memoir in-revision: living proof that life is a continuous voyage of discovery. Learning-re-creating oneself-never ends.
Here she is, most current diploma in hand, with four of her proudest accomplishments, her grown children: Luke, Livy, Hunter, and Alex.
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