Finish your book in the Book Lab, a place of experimentation and accountability.
This yearlong mentorship program is for students who have completed a Yearlong Manuscript course or anyone with a complete manuscript ready for extensive feedback. Students will be part of an intimate cohort of fellow writers that work together and one-on-one with a qualified and accomplished writing mentor to reach the final draft of their book. The program runs from September—August.
Book Lab includes:
Ten Week Class in Fall Quarter
This course will provide the opportunity for Book Lab participants to get know each other and their individual book projects. During these ten weeks, you’ll address relevant topics and concerns surrounding your projects and be provided with writing prompts and writing time. By the end of this first quarter, you’ll have developed a detailed timeline for completing your manuscript through the following year.
Six Cohort Meetings
Following the ten-week class, students and mentor will meet once per month to check in on manuscript completion/manuscript-edit completion timeline. Each meeting focuses on reviewing progress from one student in addition to general discussion.
Four One-Day Classes
You may register for one free one- or two-session class per quarter over four quarters. Exclusions apply for some visiting writers.
Students receive a full manuscript read by a second, outside reader.
One-on-One Meetings with Mentor
Each student receives four one-on-one meetings with mentor. One meeting follows a complete manuscript read by mentor.
A full-day intensive publishing class on the book business and finding a market for your book in Spring Quarter. The class will feature guests, including literary agents, and other individuals from the publishing business.
The 2019-2020 mentor is Claire Dederer.
The Book Lab cohort is between 5 and 7 students.
Payment plans available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
General Price: $6,000
Member Price: $5,400
Aug. 12 | $500 + Donor Registration Opens
Aug. 13 | Member Registration Opens
Aug. 20 | General Registration Opens