Writing is not a solitary act.

Write inside a community.

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Laura’s Essay Book for a Holiday Gift!

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 are a perfect gift for the holidays. 


In our live, intimate online writing community we practice writing together.

Each week we aim to improve our storytelling skills and craft

through writing, reading out loud and deep listening.

We find ourselves living in precarious times,

where our focus on our differences and specific belief systems

only serves to make us more divided.

Story is one way to resolve the conflicts

and engender empathy and understanding.

In our Literati community, we move far away from the idea

that we are hopelessly fragmented.

We move toward the idea that there is an opportunity to repair

the past injustices through story and deep listening.

Story facilitates truth in the world, and helps us embrace

all the healing – in our bodies and our souls and our countries. 

I vow to continue to put together the most heart opening

and spirit opening curriculum –

selecting authors, spiritual leaders and poets from all over the world

to inspire students to write their own ssays and poems,

and never censor their truth, 

so we can all bathe in empathy, forgiveness and love.

-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