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JessLourey, MA, MS, has been a tenured professor of English and sociology since 1998 and is a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching Fellowship as well as a TEDx presenter. She's passionate about teaching creative writing. See her offerings below.


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"I had the opportunity to take a workshop from Jess before I was published. Her honesty, encouragement, and knowledge of the craft helped me make the leap from aspiring writer to published author. ."

— Lissa Marie Redmond, author of A Cold Day in Hell —


Plotting Workshop

September 7, 2022

Bouchercon 2022

September 8-11, 2022