Welcome to Sunshine in a Jar
I’ve been lucky to have time to pursue the things I love. I’m a playwright, director, actor, singer, publisher, reader, teacher, principal, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and poet. I am a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. I am a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario.
In June 2019 I was appointed Cobourg’s 4th Poet Laureate.
Jessica Outram, Poet Laureate of Cobourg, has loved poetry for as long as she can remember. She is publisher and editor of From the Cottage Porch: An Anthology, author of The Writing Spiral: Learning as a Writer (2014) and poetry chapbook Songs of Sunshine and Snowflakes (2013). Jessica’s poetry has been featured in various anthologies. Her play Once Upon a Rocking Chair had a run of sold-out performances with Northumberland Players in 2016. Jessica is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario. She is an elementary school principal who writes every day. For more information visit: www.sunshineinajar.com