a world building master class


learn from the industry’s best.

Andrew Karre is Executive Editor at Dutton Children's Books, where he has published some of the most-lauded writers in the business, including A.S. King, Ashley Hope Perez, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Joy McCullough, and E.K. Johnston.

E.K Johnston is the author of numerous award-winning books, including Exit, Pursued by a Bear and The Afterwards. 

Joy McCullough wrote Blood, Water, Paint, which was long-listed for a National Book Award.

The day’s events include:

  • 90-minute discussion of worldbuilding with Andrew, Joy, and Kate

  • 90-minute session with Andrew on worldbuilding in first chapters

  • Roundtable discussions of participants' work

  • Industry Q&A

  • Includes lunch and a ticket to a performance of Blood Water Paint on September 23.

  • Attendees may submit an unagented manuscript to Andrew up to a year after the workshop.

When: The master class runs 9:40-4:30 on September 24. Your tuition also includes a ticket to a stage production of Blood, Water, Paint on September 23.

Where: Martha Brockenbrough’s home. Address to be shared with participants.

How much: $285, which includes lunch and your ticket to the play.

Who should attend: People who are serious about writing novels and understanding the intricacies of world-building, whether it’s for fantasy, historical, or realistic fiction.

World Building Workshop

A one-day workshop on world building with industry all-stars Andrew Karre, E.K. Johnston, and Joy McCullough.

Your tuition includes lunch as well as a ticket to a September 23 performance of Blood, Water, Paint by Joy McCullough. We’ll meet there as a group!

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