Master Classes

Our members talked and we listened. You wanted to spend more time with literary professionals learning about a particular topic in a small-group setting. So in 2012 we created the Master Classes series: hands-on learning in a friendly, classroom atmosphere. Master Classes are all about your journey on your way to mastery. You don’t need to be a master to attend!


Howard-1Literary non-fiction agent Howard Yoon will conduct this Master Class about the publishing industry as it relates to what you’re writing and how you’re writing it.

Whether you are finishing up a non-fiction manuscript or just getting started on a new book, learn to fine-tune your ideas based on:

1 – Knowing what publishers want.

2 – Knowing what you do best as a writer.

You will be able to talk directly to Howard in an intimate group setting with plenty of one-on-one time.

Registration is limited to no more than 10 attendees

$65 for Members; $100 for Non-Members

May 27, 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

St. John’s Parish Hall, 2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Click here to register today!

Howard Yoon is a literary agent and principal of the Ross Yoon Agency. He started as Gail’s literary assistant in 1992 and since then has worked as an editorial director, ghostwriter, foreign rights manager, and book consultant and editor. In 2000 he founded AuthorsOnline, an online marketing and promotional site for established authors. In 2004, he co-wrote a book on the nonprofit sector, Begging for Change (HarperCollins), with DC Central Kitchen founder Robert Egger. The book won the Terry McAdams prize for best book on the nonprofit sector.

At the agency, he specializes in narrative nonfiction, memoir, current events, history, science, cookbooks, and popular culture. Howard looks for original voices and original experiences. His strength is in helping talented authors find their place in the book world. He brings together market trends and writing potential to create an appealing package for publishers. He loves working with first-time authors but also enjoys helping guide veterans with career decisions and new book ideas.


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