This is a special combined class that welcomes new and returning Master class students as well as new and returning students on the Advanced level. This online class meets via Google Meet; students are not required to live in the area.

Students come into the Master Workshop with plenty of experience and sophistication. The class builds upon ideas learned in the earlier levels, including the critical importance of strategically defining a narrative voice as well as The Writer Studio’s craft-oriented method of critiquing the work of fellow students.

Here Students take on the next challenge: honing skills and deepening constructive practices that will sustain them throughout their writing lives. They develop new self-awareness about their own internal process and increase their control over the “voice” that’s best suited to bringing their unique creative material to life.

Students at this level continue to do exercises from the Craft Class, but they also routinely complete poems and stories to submit for publication and can choose to work toward creating a book-length manuscript. Teachers in the school also participate in this workshop, bringing in their own material.

Because this class is conducted online, students are asked to complete their assignments a day before the class and place them in an online folder so the teacher and other students can familiarize themselves with the submitted material prior to the class discussion.

Students take this level with the permission of a teacher. For more information, please contact Phil Ivory at [email protected].


Writers Studio Tucson Director

Philip Ivory

Philip Ivory is Director of The Writers Studio Tucson, where he also teaches. His classes have included Writers in Seclusion and Online Writing About Childhood. Philip earned a BA in English from Columbia University and studied literature at Cambridge University in the UK. His short fiction has been published in Menacing Hedge, Two Cities Review, Ghost Parachute, The Airgonaut, and Literally Stories, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His eerie novelette, "The Yellow Man," was a winner of Bewildering Stories’ 2016 Mariner Awards. His essay, “Sgt. Pepper at 50: What Can Writers Learn?” appeared in The Bookends Review. He maintains a blog at Philip lives in Tucson with his cats, Apollo and Luna, and is currently workshopping a novel about the dreams, darkness, and danger of childhood.