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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 —



November 1, 2022; 6 pm
Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis

Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour with Lori Rader-Day

November 2, 2022; 4:30 pm
The Zephyr Theater, Stillwater

Mystery to Me Signing

November 3, 2022; Noon
Mystery to Me, Madison, WI

Volumes Book Cafe Signing in Chicago

November 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Volumes Bookcafe, Wicker Park, Chicago

Midwest Mystery Conference

November 5, 2022
Roosevelt University, Chicago