Master Class

Event :: Virtual Master Class in Hybrid Writing

SLS & St. Petersburg Review Master Class in Hybrid WritingEvent Dates: January 17-30, 2021
Event Location: Virtual
Deadline: December 30, 2020
Summer Literary International Retreats and St. Petersburg Review are once again collaborating to bring you an unique online experience in writing: a two-week, ten-person Master’s Class in Hybrid Writing (fiction and/or nonfiction and/or memoir), January 17-30, working with notables Laurie Stone, Dawn Raffel, Meg Storey, Alex Halberstadt, Masha Gessen, and Polina Barskova among others. Submission deadline 12/30/20. Comments from participants in the November Virtual Master’s Class in Fiction: “Best experience I’ve ever had online EVAH!!!!” S.A., Givatayim, Israel; “The talented cohort and distinguished professionals I had the honor to work with were worldclass.” S.C., Baltimore, Maryland.

Free Live Master Class: Finish Your Nonfiction Book in 2021

Janna Marlies Maron, editor and publisher of digital literary magazine Under the Gum Tree, is hosting a FREE live master class on December 17 at 3:00 PM. The class is titled Finish Your Nonfiction Book in 2021: 3 Shifts You Need to Make. This class is designed to help you have the right foundation to accomplish this goal.

During the live class you will learn the importance of identifying your WHY, how to set manageable and realistic goals, why you may not need as much time to write as you think, Janna’s hack for overcoming writer’s block, and her philosophy for establishing a holistic approach to getting a book done.

You can save a spot for this free class at Crowdcast.

Also, don’t forget to grab a copy of the latest digital issue of Under the Gum Tree (Fall 2020) featuring stories from Caroline Goodwin, Arielle Schussler, Carol Ann Wilson, Lisa Witz, Angela C. Kramer, Andrée Rose Catalfamo, and Nicole R. Zimmerman. Plus a photo essay by Fernando Socorro and artwork by Skip Lee.

Event :: SLS x St. Petersburg Review Virtual Master’s Class in Fiction

typewriter master's class in fictionEvent Dates: November 8–22, 2020; Location: Virtual;
Extended Deadline: October 30, 2020
Limited to: 10 people. Summer Literary Seminars International Retreats, an offshoot of SLS, in conjunction with St. Petersburg Review/Springhouse Journal invites you to a unique two-week master’s class in fiction taught by internationally acclaimed authors, Dawn Raffel and Laurie Stone. In this online course, you will receive one-to-one feedback; meet the editors of the New Yorker, Graywolf Press, Guernica, and St. Petersburg Review; attend events with Mona Awad, Polina Barskova, and Kadija Sesay; receive discounts for future programs including residencies in Georgia and Kenya; read your work in a publicly advertised event; and more. November 8 to November 22. To learn more and submit, visit