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Sandhill Writers Retreat - Master Classes

Sandhill Writers Retreat - Master Classes


    We regret to announce that the 2020 Retreat has been cancelled. Those who have already registered will be issued a refund in full. We expect to return next year and hope to bring in most, if not all, of the current faculty.  Please stay turned for future announcements. 

    Thank you for your support and interest in the Sandhill Writers Retreat. Keep writing and stay safe!

    Gianna Russo, Angel Jimenez and John David Harding


    About the Sandhill Writers Retreat Master Classes

    Friday, May 15

    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Cannon Memorial Library

    Master Classes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and writing for veterans are appropriate for experienced writers. Participation is competitive and by manuscript submission. Each master class accommodates up to six participants.


    Faculty-Steve-Kistulentz Steve Kistulentz


    Faculty-Patrick-Crerand Patrick Crerand


    Faculty-Anne-Barngrover Anne Barngrover

    Writing for Veterans

    Saint_Leo_Universtiy_teacher_Brooke_Kinge_preferred_handout_headshot 2018 Brooke King

    Apply for a Master Class

    Submit one document or PDF of up to five poems or ten pages of fiction or nonfiction to the director. Place your name at the top of the document and indicate your first and second choices of mentors. Once your application fee is processed, your manuscript will be sent to the appropriate faculty member for consideration. You may submit in multiple genres. An application fee is required for each submission.

    DEADLINE for manuscript submissions: April 17, 2020.

    Please send attached manuscripts to
    Participants notified of acceptance: May 1, 2020.

    APPLICATION FEE: $25 per submission

    Fee is refundable for those who are not accepted into a class.



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