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Workshops & Online Courses

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. She can tailor writing and publishing workshops to your organization's needs. Her ongoing offerings are below.


Online Workshops

Writing Kit

Use fiction to rewrite your life | Jessica Lourey | TEDxRapidCity

"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 —


Readers Take Denver

March 30-April 2, 2023
Denver, Colorado

The Quarry Girls Discussion

April 20, 2023; 6:30-7:30 pm
Excelsior Library

Midwest Writers Conference

July 19-22, 2023
Muncie, Indiana


August 31-September 2, 2023
San Diego

Women's Writing Retreat in Tuscany

September 16-22, 2023
The Tuscan region of Italy

Women's Writing and Yoga Retreat in Colorado

November 13-18, 2023
Colorado Springs, CO

Minnesota Mystery Night

March 18, 2024; 7:00 pm
Axels in Mendota