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Former LM Editor Awarded Fulbright Fellowship

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Former Literary Mama Creative Nonfiction Editor Jennifer Margulis (Author of Toddler and Why Babies Do That) was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research, teach in the English Department, and write in Niger, West Africa for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Jennifer and her family will be living in Niger, the poorest country in the world according to the United Nations, for the next ten months. Jennifer is interested to see how her children will respond to the experience, as they will see poverty that they do not know exists.

Jennifer plans to revisit all of the project sites that she worked on when she was there 13 years ago working as the small project coordinator for Africare/Niger. She will be working on her book about her experiences in nonprofit development work.


Jen Lawrence is an MBA and former banker who left the world of finance for the world of sippy cups and goldfish crackers. She writes about her experiences on her blog MUBAR (Mothered Up Beyond All Recognition). She is an Editorial Assistant for Literary Mama’s Reviews section and also contributes to the Literary Mama blog. Her work has appeared in The Philosophical Mother. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.


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Congratulations to Jennifer!
Jennifer is so amazing! She's truly inspirational and I can't wait to read about her experiences.
Congratulations, Jennifer. Godspeed and good fortune to all of you!
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