Jessica S Hinds is an award-winning writer, teacher, and creator of The Meditative Writing Method. She wrote the award-winning film “Stranger at Home”, and best screenplay winner "The Mending Wall" (Stonefair International Film Festival, Oregon Film Awards Gold Winner). She has been a finalist in over a dozen major competitions and festivals including the Austin Film Festival, O’Neill Conference, Made In NY Writers Room, The Van Gogh Award and The Heidman Award. Her plays have been developed and produced at theaters across the country including La MaMa, Cherry Lane, Rattlestick Playwright's Theater, Primary Stages, The Amoralists, The Flea, The Claque, and the New York Artists' Community. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama.
As a teacher Jessica has mentored thousands of writers including Sundance Award Winning Filmmakers, Tony Award Winners, Best Selling Authors, Professional Musicians, TV Showrunners, Reality TV Stars, Published Poets and Emerging Artists in the fields of screenwriting, playwriting, novel writing, TV writing, memoir writing, poetry, photography, journalism and music.
She is the founder of The Crass Shaman, she co-founded the Jacob Krueger Studio, and is currently building curriculum for the Jnana Yoga School of New York. Jessica has built programming for various theatre companies and schools including Playwrights Horizons, The Einhorn School of Performing Arts, and The New York Artists Collective.
Jessica is currently doing research for her upcoming books, The Neuroscience of Visual Storytelling, and The Psychology of Characters and Their Creators. She is a member of the 2017 - 2018 artist group The Collective with the 92Y.