About Me

Jenna Salvagin

I’m a freelance travel writer and essayist based in Brooklyn, with emphasis on public lands, art, architecture, food, and spirits. I also write autobiographical essays, and am at work on a memoir. All of my recent writing projects can be found here. My husband and I founded and edit Parks and Points, a website dedicated to sharing writing about public lands, in 2016.  

I also teach writing full-time at Purchase College (State University of New York at Purchase), and serve on the board of the SUNY Council on Writing. At Purchase, I launched and now edit Expose, an undergraduate journal of expository writing. I also edit SUNY Writes!, a “blogzine” for writing educators produced in collaboration with the SUNY Council on Writing.

Thanks for stopping by! Find me on Twitter @AmyBethWright and on Instagram @amyb1021 to stay in touch!

Interview with Ellen O’Connell Whittet

It was such a pleasure to chat with Ellen O’Connell Whittet about her debut memoir, What You Become in Flight. A former dancer, Whittet grapples with leaving her ballet career behind after a serious injury, and  examines the compromises that ballet necessitated, exploring ultimately how ballet was a training ground for much of womanhood. Our discussion focused on the intersection of dance and writing, or how being immersed in two creative disciplines reveals some of the essential themes recurrent within one’s work, one creative process driving the other forward.

You can read it at TriQuarterly.