Jesaka Long

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Jesaka Long

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Jesaka Long (she/her) describes her favorite afternoons as those spent surrounded by young storytellers at Lighthouse. Her teaching is rooted in providing a safe space for writers of all ages to find their voices and share their stories. In addition to teaching, Jesaka makes her living by way of the word as a freelance editor and ghostwriter for a wide range of clients. She previously wrote and directed short videos for Starbucks Coffee Company and is now a script reader/ consultant for Colorado Office of Film, TV and Media. Several film festivals—including Austin Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, and Denver’s TV-focused SeriesFest as well as others—have recognized Jesaka’s screenplays with multiple competition honors. She was also a two-time recipient of the Aspen Writers’ Foundation Summer Words Scholarship for Memoir and a finalist for the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for Nonfiction. Jesaka earned her BA from Colorado College and is currently pursuing an MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In all of her work, Jesaka is committed to sharing stories of underrepresented people, particularly those in the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Classes with Jesaka Long

Jesaka Long's Articles

The Lighthouse Blog

LGBTQIA+ Writer's Guide to Lit Fest 2021

June 04, 2021

The Lighthouse Blog

Small Town Texas Feminist

January 24, 2017

I grew up in Pampa, a small town in the dusty, flat Texas Panhandle.