Jenny Dodgson is program director in education at The Loft. She is responsible for the Loft's tuition based classes and programs for children, teens, and adults, including The Novel Writing Project, The Memoir Writing Project, and The Poetry Project. Programs created, managed and grown for the Loft over 12 years include the Year Long Writing Projects, Young Writers' Summer Program; First Pages, a partnership that grew from one county library system to 7, and offers free creative writing classes in area libraries; and the Writer's Residency program, which places authors into area schools for comprehensive creative writing instruction that is supportive of and complimentary to academic work. She's worked in the arts and non-profit sectors for over 20 years, including work as a multi-disciplinary writer and theater artist with Theater in the Round, Intermedia Arts, Pangea World Theater, and Exposed Brick. She currently serves on the board of two arts non-profits: Motionpoems and Exposed Brick Theatre.