Jelena is an Author, Translator, Storyteller, Film & Theatre-maker, Tutor, Mentor, Editor and Workshop Leader with over twenty years of experience.
She has a storytelling practice that works across formats and platforms, developing performance language in a manner highly engaged with audience and with community. Born and brought up in Yugoslavia, she witnessed the violent, decade-long break-up of the country at the end of the 20th century, actively participating in bringing about socio-political change as a student of the University of Belgrade. This experience was the direct inspiration for her novel Through the Cellar Door.
“I am passionate about empowering budding novelists and authors through helping them refine their writing skills, in particular the ability to craft and edit their own work and see it through to completion.”