Book Lab [Claire Dederer]
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.
The schedule below is for the ten week class during Fall Quarter.
Registration in Book Lab is by application only. Please complete an application here. Applications open August 12.
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-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.
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 Book Lab cohort is between 5 and 7 students.
Payment plans available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.
Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.
To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.
Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.
Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.
We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.
Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.
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