Schedules and Information

2018/ 2019
In-Person Workshop Schedule

View below for workshop schedules and general information.

— 2018 MASTER BUSINESS CLASS:
October 19th to the morning of October 24th, 2018. A bunch of instructors to be announced this summer. (Travel on Thursday the 18th and on Wednesday October 24th since the last session is done at noon. Special hotel rate when you pay in full. Hotel block is limited. We will send out codes shortly.)

— HUMOR CRAFT WORKSHOP:
January 25th to the evening of January 29th, 2019.
 Taught by Dean Wesley Smith. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop.

— ANTHOLOGY WORKSHOP:
March 1st to the morning of March 6th, 2019.
 Six editors. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday March 6th since the last session is done at noon. Special hotel rate when you pay in full. Hotel block is limited. We will send out codes to those who are paid shortly.)

— MYSTERY CRAFT WORKSHOP:
April 12th to the evening of April 16th, 2019. Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop.

— CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS CRAFT WORKSHOP:
May 17th to the evening of May 21st, 2019.
 Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith together. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop.

— THE KRIS AND DEAN SHOW:
July 26th to the evening of July 28th, 2019. Three days of everything you need to know about writing and publishing. Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith together. (Travel on Thursday and on Monday) Unlimited and open to writers of all levels! Experienced writers will learn from this as will writers just starting off. Plus we are entertaining.

— ROMANCE CRAFT WORKSHOP:
September 20th to the evening of September 24th, 2019.
 Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop.

— 2019 MASTER BUSINESS CLASS:
October 25th to the morning of October 30th, 2019.
 A bunch of instructors to be announced. (Travel on Thursday the 24th and on Wednesday October 30th since the last session is done at noon. Special hotel rate when you pay in full.)

General Information

Workshop Time:
We will be holding the meetings from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a lunch break. Six hours per day.

This also allows people to only be gone one weekend and if need be come in a day late and only miss work from one week. A ton easier than a full week over two weekends as it has been here.

So basically five full days. About the same amount of total time as we were doing on the coast. Single track the entire time for both the Master Business Class and Anthology Workshop. The craft workshops are a ton of writing while you are there.

The Kris and Dean Show is three days of solid lectures.

Limited Enrollment:
These workshops are still very limited. The Master Business Class is limited to 60 writers and the Anthology is limited to 50 writers. (Both are the same numbers as last year. We are not changing that because we feel those are good sizes.)

The craft workshops are very, very limited. Only 15 writers each. After that we start a waiting list with no promise you will get in.

Travel:
First off, we tried to make this easier to get to. (Las Vegas is a ton easier by factors of hundreds. Cheaper to fly into from anywhere by a long, long ways, and we also get rid of the two plus hour drive one way over the mountains to the coast. In Vegas you don’t need rental cars.)

Hotel:
All workshops will be held in the beautiful Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Convention Center. This is in downtown Las Vegas.

Hotel Costs:
The best we can figure, for the larger workshops if you are in the workshop hotel block, for the entire time at the Golden Nugget, checking in on Thursday and out on Wednesday, counting all fees and taxes, would be around $800 per room. For the entire time. That is if you book with the workshop code we will give you through the workshop block. (The block is limited.) More expensive if you don’t go through the block.

The Kris and Dean show is cheaper because it is only three days long, four nights.

Food:
Oh, my, anything you want to eat is close. There has to be upwards of a hundred restaurants within easy  couple-block walking from the Golden Nugget, not counting the restaurants in the hotel itself. Anyone with any kind of allergy or food issues will be able to eat easily and with selection.

Resort:
Oh, my, the Golden Nugget pool is something to believe, not counting all the other stuff. The Golden Nugget has been completely remodeled. Brand new meeting rooms are wonderful and the staff is amazingly helpful. You do not need to go near a casino to get into the conference center.

Entertainment and fun:
Well, we are changing the format of the workshops to end at 6 p.m. every day, so you have dinner and evenings free. We will have a hospitality suite to gather in after hours to talk as we did here at the Anchor after hours for the larger workshops. For the craft workshops, you will be busy writing.