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Jumpstart Saturdays (Cohort for Writers)

May 4 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

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The writing life poses a number of challenges, not least the need for a regular time and a place to write. Upper House invites writers working in any genre to join us on the first Saturday (unless otherwise noted) of each month to write at our off-site retreat center, Dottie’s Ranch.

Conveners Cam Anderson and Susi Jensen believe that dedicating regular time to “do the work,” aided by the encouragement of a community, can be a source of deep encouragement to writers who work mostly alone. Join us one Saturday each month for quiet space to work, a simple schedule, and essentials like coffee, tea, and a few breakfast items. To learn more about how to register, contact Cam Anderson at 


These gatherings will take place at Upper House’s off-site meeting location—Dottie’s Ranch—at 4136 Rutland Dunn Townline Road, Oregon, Wisconsin. See directions.

Dates and Time  

  • January 6, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
  • February 3, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
  • March 2, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
  • May 4, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Program Leaders

Cameron Anderson is the Associate Director of Upper House. He is a visual artist and writer. Recent publications include God in the Modern Wing: Viewing Art With Eyes of Faith (IVP Academic, 2022) and The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts (IVP Academic, 2016). 

Susi Pritchett Jensen is a writer in the process of publishing her first science fiction novel, Sarai of Earth. Follow her on  for reviews of science fiction film, television, and novels, and read the author’s original short stories. 


May 4
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Cam Anderson


Dottie’s Ranch
4136 Rutland Dunn Town Line Road
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
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