FIVE STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL BOOK LAUNCH:  MORGAN HUFSTADER

Friday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:45 PM—SASFest Master Class Put your book’s best foot forward when you employ these tried and true tactics to unleash your book into the world. From building a core fan base to getting reviews out the door, we’ll go over actionable steps to build an excited audience even before your…

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POETRY AS MEMOIR: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP WITH STEVEN REIGNS

Saturday, March 26, 1 – 2:15 PM— SAS Master Class This informative and generative master class will discuss the process, pitfalls, and rewards of autobiographical poetry. Our queer lives are worthy of documenting and poetry’s condensed storytelling and language allows us to convey our emotional experiences quickly. Steven Reigns has been teaching poetry writing workshops…

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GREG HERREN: WRITING THE EROTIC

Friday, March 25, 2:30 – 3:45 PM—SASFest Master Class Writing about sex is more challenging than it appears. This master class will help writers produce erotic writing grounded in character, setting, and voice, with an eye on how erotica can contribute to, build, and/or resolve story conflict. We’ll explore how the implicit is often more…

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CHAPBOOK 101

Friday, March 25, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM—SASFest Master Class Everything you ever wanted to know about publishing a chapbook, and then some! So you have some poems or several pieces of creative nonfiction? Maybe a few short-short stories? Not quite enough material to submit for publication as a full length book? Starting from scratch,…

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PLOTTING THE ARC OF A CAREER: FELICE PICANO

Friday, March 26, 11:30 AM -12:45 PM—SASFest Master Class In the LGBTQ+ literary community, Felice Picano is an all-around utility player. He writes plays and memoirs, novels and journals. A lifelong activist, he has been an indie bookseller and is now an indie publisher and a beloved writing teacher. His career arc is a model…

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SPEAKING TONGUES: PAMELA SNEED

Friday, March 25, 10 – 11:15 AM—SASFest Master Class Speaking Tongues is a poetry/performance master class open to all levels. Foremost it is a weaving class learning how to weave memory, experience, history, and current events into poetic tapestries. Lastly, it is about finding and expressing one’s inner truths/serving as medium and vessel and in…

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SONGWRITING AS A HEALING ART WITH MARY GAUTHIER

Friday, March 25, 1 – 2:15 PM—SASFest Master Class Mary Gauthier’s job as a songwriting instructor is to encourage courage. She gently guides songwriters to dig deep into their inner selves, push through firewalls of fear, confusion and self-doubt, and make peace with vulnerability to help them discover, uncover, and use their own unique voice.…

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Become a Saints + Sinners Member

SAINTS+SINNERS MEMBERSHIP Select your membership level(Required)Select a level to the see the the perks below.CherubDevilSaintSinnerGuardian AngelCherub: $25 Benefits Include: Recognition online and in program. Devil: $75 Benefits Include: Recognition online and in program, 1 SAS tote bag, 1 ticket to a writer’s craft session at the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival.Saint: $250 Benefits…

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