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Announcing Laura’s
Essay Book!


Own a collection of her most popular essays


Freeing the Turkeys, is the much anticipated collection of essays by Laura Lentz. Each essay has a poetic, musical quality, speaking directly to the soul, awakening a sleeping part of ourselves as we go through life facing physical and emotional challenges, losing people we love and celebrating with those who are beside us now.  Fifty-one essays in a hard back Limited Edition or a paperback, just in time for the holidays.


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Stories are like miracles.

When you write a story, or a poem,

it’s like putting a message in a bottle

and throwing it into the ocean,

or throwing a life raft out to someone

you might never meet.  

You don’t know if your words will be read,

but when they travel into the heart of the right person,

at the right moment in time –  

that’s the miracle.

-Laura Lentz

Laura’s Popular 12-week


Venture into the Hero’s Journey
to create an extraordinary story

Laura Lentz’s popular and intensive 12 week writing WORKshop is now available as 12 self-paced STORYlabs for you to experience first-hand how the Hero’s Quest will make YOUR STORY even more compelling and remarkable.


LAURA LENTZ is the author of STORYquest, the Writer, the Hero, the Journey, and her essay book Freeing the Turkeys. She is the founder of Literati Academy, an international online writing community.  Laura is a freelance writer, teacher, and editor. She develops themed curriculum designed to inspire writers to create awe-inspiring stories and poetry.

Her popular twelve-week workshop, STORYquest was inspired by her years of teaching and developmental editing. Through STORYquest, Laura distills the Hero’s Journey to guide us to bring our own transformative stories to life on the page.

Online writing workshops include small intimate private online discussions with award winning guest authors, poets and educators.

Laura is available for speaking engagements and freelance writing. Her essays are available for reprint with permission request to Laurawriter@me.com. Please give two to three weeks response time.

Laura is on the faculty of the Kauai Writers Conference.   The classes are online and weekly in her living room on Kauai – also available as a master class retreat at the 2022 Kauai Writers Conference.


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There will be a cultural shift when we understand that Native rights, Black Lives Matter, trans rights, all pertain to each individual story, and consequently to the collective story. That equal regard for all races, cultures and all beings is essential to quality of life. We are each a part of everyone’s story.

Always, the nature of the collective story is toward harmony, toward righting itself.
And that’s what all of this is about — the #MeToo movement, all of it —

is the story trying to right itself.  

-Joy Harjo