Lauren Kessler

Writer, Journalist

Lauren Kessler, who has a passion for storytelling and serving community, will lead our writing sessions.

Lauren is an award-winning author, reporter and narrative nonfiction writer who immerses herself in everything she covers. Oprah and David Letterman have had a friendly book-club duel over Lauren, and she appeared twice on his late-night show. Best yet, Lauren is a huge Ruralite fan—she gets the Lane Electric and Tillamook PUD issues. She’s an experienced presenter who will inspire and offer ways to make your own writing better.

Learn more about her at her website,