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Portland: Jennifer Lauck
November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Plot: not everything needs a happily-ever-after
Let’s go back to basics with an immersive conversation about plot on Tuesday, November 5th at the United Church of Christ in downtown Portland (doors open at 6:30PM).
As we watch the news in our own country, right now, do we know what plot we’re in? Who is the hero? What is the antagonistic force and why? Jennifer Lauck, NYT Bestselling author of four memoirs, and the founder of the Blackbird Studio for Writers, shares this in-depth teaching on plot to help writers take their work to the next level. What is the first plot and how have we evolved through each of the seven levels of plot to be where we are at right now? What’s all this business about core plots ending up with a “happily ever after?” How modern story-telling ground to a halt in our era due to a fascination with reason and the ego? Get ready to push your thinking about story to a whole new level. You’ll leave with handouts and will also have an opportunity to think more deeply about your own plot for your fiction or your creative non-fiction.
About Jennifer Lauck
Jennifer Lauck is the New York Times bestselling author of Blackbird, Still Waters, Show Me the Way and Found. For the last seven years, she’s been studying and teaching immersion literary studies in order to learn how to move from working exclusively in memoir and into fiction. Her school, The Blackbird Studio for Writers, is a thirty week-per-year think tank for fifty writers of varying levels of ability and is moving into its fifth year. She is the mother of a twenty two year old accounting major and a seventeen year old senior on her way to study fashion and textile design in NYC. Her first novel, set in WWI Italy, will be finished in the spring.