Witkins Productions


Jess Witkins is a storyteller, performer, writer, blogger, and director/producer for Listen to Your Mother – La Crosse. She is the owner of Witkins Productions, LLC. 


Here’s where you can find writing samples, events, and performances.



Storytime for Adults
Why should kids have all the fun? Join La Crosse Public Library for this adult storytime event at Turtle Stack Brewery in La Crosse, WI. Jess is a regular performer.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm

P.S. Let’s Talk Staged Reading Series Presents Population 485 by Michael Perry

Join La Crosse Public Library for a staged reading of the play adaption by Michael Perry. Jess will be directing the show. It is free to attend.

Friday, February 21, 2020
Pump House Regional Arts Center, 7:00pm


Coulee Parenting Connection
When Motherhood Ends Too Soon

L.I.N.K. Magazine
Good Fiction Evokes Empathy: An Interview with Nickolas Butler

Wisconsin Parent
Peshtigo’s Forgotten Fire
Lions and Tigers and…A Great Lesson in Circus History

The Wedding Magazine
Get Your Body Wedding Ready; Secrets to a Successful Marriage (pg. 41, 43)

Member Spotlights for YMCA La Crosse
Sydney Fitzpatrick
Tony and Marina Toledo


Jess is a storyteller and voiceover artist.

Current Project: Dark La Crosse Podcast Stories for La Crosse Public Library Archives Department

Listen to the podcasts featuring Jess:
Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 21: Death of woman of the night was murder most foul

Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 24: 1859 scuffle over property rights turned deadly


Writing Groups

Are you in the Coulee Region? Jess is president of the nonprofit writers community, Mississippi Valley Writers Guild, which has four critique groups and hosts numerous readings and author events. Consider joining! Or follow us on Facebook for writing prompts, submission calls, and writing related news!

performance collage

Photo credits include: Chuck Charbeneau, Tim Gongaware, and Matt Monsoor

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