Jessica Olien

Jessica Olien
Jessica Olien's writing has been published in Slate, Salon, Bust,, Jezebel, Nerve, Marie Claire, Budget Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, xoJane, and The L Magazine. Her work has been cited by The New York Times, The Economist, Politico, and PBS.

She has appeared on various television and radio programs, including Talk of the Nation on NPR, to discuss her work.

Jessica Olien's Courses
Personal Essay Writing – (Starts October 28)
Personal Essay Writing – (Starts January 20)
Publishing Your Illustrations and Cartoons – (Starts December 2)


This class was a great, confidence-building experience for me. I was worried that I didn't have anything of value to add as a writer. This class was the kick in the butt I needed to put myself out there and do something I really love. Now I have a grip on how to construct a good essay and pitch it. -- Ann Carrathers