Reinvigorate your Writing with our Master Classes

Felice Picano Jess Wells Aaron Hamburger
Achy Obejas Michael Thomas Ford Michele Karlsberg

From a discussion of writing for pure pleasure to a how-to seminar on online self-promotion,  plus a discussion of all manners of craft in between, the master classes at Saints and Sinners have exactly what you need to inform, inspire, and in short, give your writing life—and career—a boost.

While craft and marketing, submissions and pitches are important, what about joy?  Let Jen Violi remind you of the reasons you wanted to write in the first place.  Does writing feed your soul? Does it reconnect you with who you really are? Participants will rediscover their motivation and embrace writing from a place of playfulness.

  • Felice Picano, whose Art and Sex in Greenwich Village, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, will share tips on incorporating key elements of history into memoir, and how this trick can make or break your tale.   

  • Jess Wells will show you how to use setting to draw a realistic fictional world.

  • Aaron Hamburger will explore sex—writing about it, that is.

  • Achy Obejas will get down to the nitty gritty of using conflict effectively in a story.

  • Michael Thomas Ford will share practical strategies for the writing life, the nuts and bolts of getting the job done.

  • Michele Karlsberg and Collin Kelley will discuss the ever-growing importance of self-promotion through social media—how to make that Twitter feed and facebook page work for you.

Don’t miss out on these workshops that will help take your writing to the next level!