Jessica McKeown is an aspiring poet, playwright, journalist, and children’s book author. Jessica developed an interest in writing at the age of eight writing stories with her grandfather (a retired editor for The Daily News in Brooklyn). She explored journalism and public relations for Student Council in high school and soon continued her writing studies at Kutztown University.
Jessica’s writing career finally appeared publicly after entering the music journalism scene in April 2013. Her late best friend and former editor-in-chief of Earplugs Required Courtney Campbell recruited her for news stories, reviews, and other press opportunities including a two-week run on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour for Musicians Opposed to Bullying. After Campbell’s death, Jessica took a year off before hitting the ground running once more with her current outlet Amplified Edge. She currently serves as an editor alongside creative director Katherine Little.
As of April 2018, Jessica is currently pursuing publication of her poems and children’s book series. She also started work on her ten-minute plays (to be published soon) and a full-length play script. Her aspirations lie in a graduate education in poetry and an Artist Diploma in Playwriting from The Juilliard School.