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Jessica Rose

Writer, Editor, Arts Organizer


Jessica Rose is a writer, editor, arts organizer, and digital storyteller who has written for publications across Canada. Her book reviews have appeared in Quill and Quire, Room, Ricepaper, Herizons, This, and the Humber Literary Review. She is a senior editor at the Hamilton Review of Books, a founding editor of The Inlet, and the current book reviews editor for THIS Magazine. She previously covered Hamilton’s literary scene for Hamilton Magazine and has more than ten years of experience in educational publishing.

Jessica is the current Marketing Manager at gritLIT: Hamilton's Readers and Writers Festival. She sits on the board of the Adult Basic Education Association (ABEA) and the Hamilton Arts Council’s Literary Committee. Her essay “Reclaiming Hamilton Through Artistic and Environmental Interventions” appears in Reclaiming Hamilton: Essays from the New Ambitious City from Wolsak and Wynn publishers. Her first children's book is scheduled to be released in Fall 2023.

Jessica also works with a number of not-for-profits in Hamilton as a digital marketer and storyteller.