Master Teacher Writing Workshop with Steve Almond, Feb 24 & 25

steve-almond-color-credit-sharona-jacobsSteve Almond is the featured writer for the Stories on Stage Sacramento season-opening event Friday, February 24, AND he’s also leading a Master Teacher workshop Friday, Feb 24 and Saturday, Feb 25.

This is a rare opportunity for Sacramento area writers – Steve’s workshops are legendary. He’s a transformative teacher who brings excitement, focus, and most importantly, real help in untangling stuck places in your writing.

If you’ve ever wanted to work with him, now’s your chance! The workshop is limited to 10 participants, so contact me at if you’re interested.


Friday, Feb 24 11AM – 5PM, Saturday, Feb 25, 9AM-noon

Cost: $325

You may submit manuscript of no more than 4000 words for critique. Fiction only, please: short story or part of a novel.


Payment must be received by February 10

Manuscript must be received by February 14

More about Steve: He’s the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, most recently Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto. Almond’s second book, Candyfreak, was a New York Times bestseller, won the ALA Alex Award, and was named the Booksense Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year. He has published more than 150 stories in magazines such as Tin House, Playboy, Zoetrope, and Ploughshares, with several anthologized in Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. His essays and journalism have appeared in venues such as The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Poets & Writers, and Real Simple. He regularly teaches at the Tin House Writer’s Conference, and has taught fiction at Boston College, Wesleyan, and Emerson College.

And yes, he was the original “Dear Sugar” and currently co-hosts the Dear Sugar podcast with that other Dear Sugar, Cheryl Strayed.


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