Launch Your Own Small Press Classroom Series

with Ben Pease, Ben Fama & guest speakers


Ruth Stone House is dedicated to growing the grassroots small- and micro-press publishing arm of the literary world. This program aims to accomplish this through a series of classes that will cover the essential skills necessary to run a small press. The classes include

1) Running a Small Press
2) How to Build and Maintain an Author/Small Press Website
3) Chapbook Layout Essentials
4) Small Press Capstone

With the exception of the capstone, anyone is welcome to take a individual classes within this program!


A number of scholarships will be available, and the course can be purchased directly. The informational session is free and will detail the cost of the program as well as scholarship opportunities.


  • Tuition for the four classes costs $600. Applications which show a serious desire to begin a press will be given a half scholarship.
  • There will be limited opportunity for full scholarships which will include assistance with a small run chapbook.



You may also sign up for classes from this program as they become available without enrolling in the full course. See below for individual class offerings.

Purchase the full course

Apply for Scholarship

Deadline: July 15th

Running a Small Press (Crash Course)
7/20/2022 7-9 pm
7/27/2022 7-9 pm
How to build & maintain an Author/Press website
August 24th
August 31st
Chapbook Layout Essentials
4 Sessions Included:
Sept 7th 7-9:30pm
Sept 14th 7-9:30pm
Sept 21st 7-9:30pm
Sept 28th 7-9:30pm
Small Press Series Capstone
October 5th
October 12th
October 19th

Apply for scholarship

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