Master Class FAQ

  1. Q. What is Master Class and when is it?

    Master Class is an intensive day of study held on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 before CraftFest, and it requires additional registration. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to work in small groups under the tutelage of New York Times bestselling authors. Our instructors for 2024 are J.D. Barker, Allison Brennan, Robert Dugoni, Steven James, Tosca Lee, Donald MaassClare Mackintosh, Isabella Maldonado and Hank Phillippi Ryan. Whether you are a new writer or an experienced one, we’ll offer a class that will elevate your writing to the next level.

  2. Q. Where and at what time is Master Class held?

    Master Class will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, on the fifth floor of the Times Square Sheraton.  Registration opens at 7:00 AM on the fifth floor, and the class will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  A lunch break (on your own) will be from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

  1. Q. Are there any packages that contain Master Class?

    We have a Master Class & PitchFest package.

  2. Q. How are writers paired with instructors?

    A committee reviews the writing samples and questionnaires, then pairs attendees with the instructor that is the best fit.

  3. Q. Can you request to be paired with a specific instructor?

    We can’t guarantee placement with any specific instructor, but we try our best. Please feel free to send Samantha Skal your top three choices in order of preference.

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