STORY OF AN ARTIST
Jenna Cornell is completing her MFA in Creative Writing with a Professional Writing Certificate. She has a MA in English and Creative Writing with a screenwriting emphasis, and she holds a BA in English, Creative Writing and Theatre.
With her first story and song lyrics written at age nine and first published opinion article at age ten, she has since seen her work published in Blaze Vox, The Northern Lights Arts Journal, The Manifest, Sheepshead Review, The Fourth Estate, Mauthe Center Magazine, Examiner.com, and had plays read at Theatre on the Bay.
Jenna published her first collection of poetry in 2015 titled Fantastic Illusions of Life, Love, the Birds, and the Bees. Her poetry can be found alongside fellow writers in the anthology titled Mirrored Voices: Best Modern Poets (Volume 4). Most recently Jenna's short story "Mastering the Fine Art of Time Management" was published in The Remembered Arts Journal, and her spoken word poem titled "Words" was made into a short film.
In 2018, Words premiered at the Wildwood Film Festival, was selected for the WOE Film Festival, became a semi-finalist in The Rebel Minded Festival, and continues to be accepted at film festivals across the country. In 2019, Words won the Best Experimental International Award at the 300 Seconds Short Film Festival. With a love of film and screenwriting, her short screenplay Hunk of Burning Love made it into the Top 50 Quarterfinals in the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition in 2014. Hunk is still gaining traction in 2019 by becoming an official selection of the Georgia Shorts Film Festival. She is currently working on a variety of screenplay and film projects.
Writing isn't just a hobby. Writing is a part of Jenna's DNA. She writes in a variety of artistic genres.
Honing her skills as a music journalist, Jenna enjoyed two and a half years of freelance music writing with Examiner.com, and had the pleasure of interviewing local, national, and international artists, as well as focus on specialty topics in music. Jenna also enjoyed a year of freelance music journalism with her blog Virtual Music Cafe. Throughout her career as a music journalist, she held tight to the belief that music writing should be about the art and the artist not mishandled and misguided gossip.
Creative writing and music journalism are just two of the many creative pursuits she loves. As a vocalist and wordsmith, Jenna spends part of her time writing songs and is involved with the Nashville Songwriters Association International, as well as a member of the Dudley Birder Chorale. Performing and writing music are only part of her involvement in the music arena. She can also be found behind the mic as a DJ with Cumulus Broadcasting. Her love of recording songs and creating mix tapes began in her early teens; radio broadcasting is a natural progression for her.
Being involved in a variety organizations throughout her career, Jenna has held leadership positions ranging from secretary to treasurer to president, been a social media manager for nonprofits, and also volunteered her time doing media content.
When she isn't writing or working with music, she enjoys nature photography, painting, spending time outside and with her family. Jenna lives by the belief that art is culture manifested in creative form.
I've been a writer for the majority of my life. I created my first two short stories, as well as my first song lyrics in elementary school and have been writing ever since. See the latest creations here.
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
― Anton Chekhov
Keep up on the latest film projects of Jenna Cornell and Powder Room Studios.
WORDS PREMIERED AT WILDWOOD 2018
WORDS SELECTED FOR WOMEN'S ONLY ENTERTAINMENT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WORDS SELECTED AS A SEMI-FINALIST
WORDS SELECTED FOR 2018 FILM GIRL FILM FESTIVAL
WORDS SELECTED FOR MEDUSA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
WORDS BECOMES AN OFFICIAL SELECTION AND WINS BEST EXPERIMENTAL INTERNATIONAL FILM AT 300 SECONDS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
HUNK OF BURNING LOVE BECOMES AN OFFICIAL SCREENPLAY SELECTION IN THE GEORGIA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
WORDS IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE OF SHORTS 2020
WORDS IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
NAVIGATING HOME OFFICIAL SCREENPLAY SELECTION OF AUSTIN MICRO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2019
HUNK OF BURNING LOVE IS AN OFFICIAL SCREENPLAY SELECTION AT THE OREGON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." ~~~Eden Ahbez
From avid listener to mixed-tape perfectionist to DJ, I have always loved radio.
I love photography. I can go to a park, a concert, or simply be in my garden, and get lost in it for hours. - Jenna Cornell
"You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend."