Creative Sonoma

Jennie Orvino

Dance: Ballroom, Latin; Literature: Non-Fiction, Poetry; Teacher/Instructor
Jennie Orvino

As a freelance content provider, I offer you the benefit of my life experience an engaged, passionate citizen-artist.

I received my first diary at the age of 14 and have been a writer ever since. I have worked as an elementary school teacher, journalist, radio producer and on-air host, and for community television, advertising agencies, newspapers, publishers and non-profit organizations. In my career, I have learned the art of active listening and creative collaboration… and I work diligently, with complete respect for deadlines, to earn the respect of my colleagues and clients.

It may not be practical for your business or organization to employ an in-house writer for newsletters, fund-raising letters, blogs, eBlasts, press releases, ads, brochures, catalogs, web content, reports, case studies, feature stories, bios and profiles. I can help!

I also have six years’ experience in writing successful grant proposals and grant reports submitted to private foundations and government funders. (see writing samples section)

My intention is to assist you with language that is clear, organized, intelligent, deep or light-hearted as appropriate, geared to its audience, and that speaks with the values and in the voice of you, your business, or the group you represent.

About Jennie Orvino

Jennie Orvino’s commercial writing credits include 11 years in the Marketing Department of the Santa Rosa Symphony, where she provided copy for press releases, brochures, print ads, newsletters, postcards, flyers and solicitation letters, as well as all the organization’s eCommunications and web content. In addition, she wrote grant applications and grant reports for the Symphony over a 6-year period. (Among grants received include the NEA, Hewlett Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Community Foundation Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary, Heller Foundation and Target.)

Orvino has written and/or edited newsletters for Hillel at Stanford, Face to Face/Sonoma County AIDS Network, Actor’s Theater, Santa Rosa Church of Religious Science (now the Center for Spiritual Living) and other non-profit organizations. She also worked as production coordinator for Campbell & Associates Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, and the Santa Rosa Business Journal (now North Bay Business Journal).

Orvino has been a Literary Arts Producer for KRCB radio (NPR affiliate, 91.1 FM Sonoma County), where she contributed on-air interviews and book reviews (more than 20 shows of “Come Said the Muse” and “Word by Word”). She has had features published in Rohnert Park’s The Community Voice, Petaluma’s Argus Courier, the North Bay Bohemian and Sacramento News & Review.

Jennie Orvino is the author of the book Poetry, Politics and Passion: memoir, poems, personal essays (2012) and a Grammy-nominated spoken word CD, Make Love Not War (2002). Her literary awards include: first prize poetry in Copperfield’s The Dickens contest; second prize poetry in the North Bay Bohemian Java Jive contest and the Don L. Emblen Award from Santa Rosa Junior College.

In April 2012, Orvino was one of 10 women honored at the 6th Street Playhouse Women in the Arts Showcase. In 2014, she read in, and co-produced, the Steamy Sonoma County Erotica Salon series.