30 Week Studio Classes

12 students per class

Tuesday – from 11:30-2:30 (1 spot available)
Thursday – from 11:30-2:30 (Standby only)
Thursday – from 6:00-9:00 p.m. (1 spot )

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Each studio receives 90 hours of teaching over the term. We dig into novels, memoirs, short stories and essays, pull them apart, and point out the tools the published writer used. Then we practice using those tools in our own work, honing our writing until it is better and better. The best part of the Studio is the workshop, where you read your work to the group. Overtime, writers discover a deep rapport and intimacy with their peers. This trust helps writers go even deeper into the true meaning of what they are trying to say to the reader.

And there is more:

In the fall, there is a Studio-wide retreat in Dufor, Oregon, where we all hang out for the weekend and get to know each other, talk about the year, and write.

Twice a year, writers are prepped for presentation for the Studio-wide readings in order to have the experience of public speaking.

Throughout the year, we have special offerings by guest teachers, literary agents, and editors.

Many of the writers group together to attend literary functions in Portland, and then discuss what they learned.

Advance level classes have access to a critique circle for a manuscript evaluation.

And much, much, more. The Studio is full on literary immersion.

Requirements to attend: Application, interview, deposit and The Bones of Storytelling (an audio class on structure).

Jennifer Lauck is available
to consult in the following categories

Developmental Evaluations

This is a survey of your entire project. Jennifer reads your book a couple times, makes light line edits, and studies the whole. She writes a 6-10 page report on your book, noting what’s working, why, and what’s not working and how to fix it. There is a one hour follow up meeting, on line, or in person, to discuss the entire project. Writers leave this experience with clear direction for a redraft.
Sliding scale: $1500.00-3000.00

One on One Consultations

The one on one consults are for the writer who needs individual attention. The process is to submit 5000 word max (double spaced). Jennifer reads the pages, line edits, and then meets with the writer to discuss the positives and challenges within the work. She provides advice, examples, and homework.

$125.00 per consult, a three meeting minimum.

Guest Classes

A few times a year, The Studio hosts special classes with instructors like New York Times Bestseller Hope Edelman, professional editor Holly Lorincz, and Lecturer Matthew Minicucci. Guest teachers and teachings are usually weekend events and costs vary.
Upcoming Class:

Bones of Storytelling
Jennifer Lauck
Sept 22-24, 2017

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Retreats include Craft Blasts, the Bones of Storytelling, and The Beach Retreat. These weekend classes are for writers interested in trying a shorter format. It’s a great way to see if immersion studies are what you need at this time in your writing life, and if Jennifer is the teacher for you.
Upcoming Class:

The Beach Retreat
August 25-27, 2017

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