Monday, July 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM PDT

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Hoffman Center 
594 Laneda Ave Manzanita
Manzanita, OR 97130

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Jennifer Lauck 
Jennifer Lauck 

Beach Retreat 2020 

              Jennifer Lauck 

This is my seventh year teaching this class, and is it always a thrill to meet writers from around the country, and sometimes the world, who come to the beach to share three days of literary studies. 

Every year, I build my class based on the attendees and their area of interest. You can be sure I will be teaching something that will help you grow to the next level as a writer. It might be about plot, or structure, or scene. But it will be personal and it will be timely too. 

By April 2020, as class fills, and I learn more about you and your fellow attendees (fifteen total), I'll provide details about the books I'd like you to read prior to the retreat, and will also provide handouts to print, and short stories or even essay's to print out. 

You'll also be getting a break down on the curriculum and schedule closer to the class. A sample looks like this:

Last year, we studied memoir from Becoming by Michelle Obama and a series of short stories. This year, we might be looking at a new bestselling memoir or novel, and a couple short stories from The New Yorker. Or I'll talk about how Donald Trump is actually a tragic hero. Or something else. No matter what, you'll learn about story and leave inspired! 

Sample schedule: 

Monday, 10-4 with a break for lunch. 

Tuesday, 10-4 with a break for lunch

Wednesday, 10-4 with a break for lunch

Accomdations are managed by you, which is how I keep the fees cheap. So make sure to reserach Manzanita and get a place early. We can help with driving in from the PDX airport and returning. We can also help you find a roommate. 

Cost: $325.00

Sign up early, we sell out fast