This application requires a $25 non-refundable reading fee and a $225 tuition deposit. Deposits may be refunded if
an applicant withdraws prior to acceptance, or if the applicant is not accepted
into one of the workshops selected in the application. For withdrawal prior to acceptance, a withdrawal fee of $25 applies.
balances are payable upon acceptance. Acceptances will be emailed shortly after
November 20th. Once you pay in full, the workshop seat is
reserved for you. All sales are final.
Tuition is $895.00, and Auditor Tuition is $495.00. Cost for the optional
One-On-One Conference is $99.00. Tuition balances are due upon
acceptance to a workshop.
- PARTICIPANTS: Tuition
includes 16 hours of workshop instruction, admission to all festival
events, and the gala. Applicants may reserve an optional (one hour)
one-on-one conference to be confirmed upon notification of acceptance.
Participants may invite one gala guest for $150.
- AUDITORS: sit in
on workshops as observers and receive all handouts under discussion, but
do not comment or share their own poems in workshop. Tuition includes
admission to all events, except
the Gala and all workshop sessions. The cost for auditors to purchase up to
2 seats at the Gala is $150 each.
WORKSHOP PREFERENCES: List
up to 4 workshops you will attend and pay for upon acceptance. After our
reader selects qualified manuscripts, we use blind lotteries to fill the
seats. About 90% of participants and auditors are placed in first or second
choice workshop, but we cannot guarantee such placement.
INDIVIDUAL ONE-HOUR CONFERENCES: Workshop applicants may reserve a one-on-one conference to focus
attention on up to 10 pages of poetry, with Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, or Nickole Brown. Conference Appointments will be confirmed upon acceptance
to a workshop, first-come-first served. Requests for conferences will be
accepted until December 1st on a space-available basis. Manuscripts are due to
faculty for review by December 10th. The cost is $99, payable upon
confirmation. A great opportunity!
WITHDRAWAL & CANCELLATION POLICY: Your
tuition deposit will be refunded if you withdraw your application prior to
acceptance, or if you are not accepted into one of the workshops listed on your
application. After you have paid your workshop tuition in full, should you
cancel for any reason up until December 28, 2017, we will refund your tuition
payment, only if we can, after exercising our best efforts, find a qualified
replacement for you who agrees to pay your tuition in full, and subject to
a $25 withdrawal fee. Should you cancel after December 28th, no tuition refund
will be made. We realize emergencies do happen, and we will do our best to help
you should cancellation become necessary.
Tuition balance is payable upon acceptance. Acceptances will
be after November 10th. Should tuition balance remain unpaid for forty-eight
hours after acceptance, your seat will be awarded to another qualified
applicant and your deposit will be forfeited. Once you pay in full, the
workshop seat is reserved for you. All sales are final.