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Retreats & Online Courses

Jessica Lourey, MA, MS, has been a tenured professor of English and sociology since 1998 and is a 2014 recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching Fellowship as well as a 2016 TEDx presenter. She leads interactive, empowering creative writing workshops and retreats all over the world. The following is a sample of her most popular presentations as well as a link to her online courses. If you are interested in scheduling an event or have questions about her online courses or retreats, please email her at

Online Courses

  Rewrite Your Life


  Wellness Retreats for Women

  Creative Writing Retreats


  Writing a Book: From Idea to ISBN (Full-day Workshop)

  How to Write a Novel in 7 Steps (50-minute Workshop)

  Crafting Compelling Scenes (50-minute Workshop)

  Using POV to Draw the Reader In (50-minute Workshop)

  Make 'Em Laugh (50-minute Workshop)

  Overcoming Writer’s Block (50-minute Workshop)

  Voices Carry: Mastering Dialogue (50-minute Workshop)

  Cracking the World of Publishing (50-minute Presentation)

  The World of Young Adult Literature (50-minute Presentation)

  Making Minnesota Mysteries (50-minute Presentation)

  Keynote Speeches/Creativity/Writing to Heal