Thinking about joining us? Still not quite sure what to expect? Get answers to our most commonly asked questions below.
Do your workshops fill up fast?
Some popular workshops do fill up very quickly, so if you think you might be interested in attending, visit our registration page to save your space. Note: a few workshops do require an application, and those are noted on the workshop page.
How much writing time will I have at my workshop?
The schedule for each workshop is different, according to the type of workshop and the faculty’s agenda, but each workshop is designed to include instruction, discussion, writing time and critiques.
Can you help me choose a workshop that will fit my goals?
Yes! Talk to an Ambassador.
Do you offer any workshops for writers who are children or teens?
No. Attendees must be 18 or older to attend a workshop.
What if my desired workshop is full?
Applicants who qualify for a workshop after it is filled will be added to the waitlist. Also, we’re happy to suggest similar workshops happening this year, or let you know as soon as next year’s workshop is available.
What is included in my workshop tuition?
All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Complimentary pickup is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport.
Do you offer payment plans?
A deposit is required upon acceptance with the balance due before the workshop begins. We will be happy to work with you on a payment plan – e-mail email@example.com, or call 570-253-1192. Find out more.
Do you offer scholarships or other financial aid?
We do offer scholarships and occasional special grants. Scholarships are awarded on three criteria: seriousness of purpose, talent and financial need. To learn more, visit our Scholarship page.
What is your refund/reschedule policy?
Our reschedule/refund policy reflects our community values, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about it here.
Can I arrive a day before my workshop begins, or stay afterwards?
We try our best to accommodate requests for extra days but if we are not able to find room, you may have to stay in a hotel if your travel schedule necessitates an early or late arrival. To inquire about extra nights, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the accommodations like?
We provide comfortable and fully-furnished lodging in our cabins and lodge.
Will I be able to use my laptop during my workshop?
Yes! All workshops will take place in the Barn. Classroom space has abundant electrical outlets. Writing tables are provided in the cabins for working on your own. The Barn and the Lodge also have a computer and printer available for student use.
Does the property have wireless internet access?
Yes, wi-fi is available in the Barn and in the cabins. Please be aware that bandwidth is limited, so be kind to your neighbors and minimize the streaming!
What if I have special dietary restrictions?
Our chef will be happy to work with you. We’ll be in touch in advance of your visit to be sure we have all of your dietary needs taken care of.
How should I dress for my workshop?
The dress code is comfortable and casual! Remember that we are in the mountains so in spring and fall, days and nights can be chilly.