HOW MUCH IS TUITION?
It depends. We start accepting donations in April, and all monies go directly towards everyone's tuition. So far, we've been blessed by the generosity of others - tuition has not been more than $75 in the last couple years.
IS THE RETREAT DISABILITY ACCESSIBLE?
There are no stairs leading into the main cabin where we gather or sleep. Since we’re atop a hill, there are definitely inclines, motorized wheelchairs are able to navigate them. Fellows are informed to be aware of each other and to help anyone who may need assistance.
The gender-neutral bathrooms, including the shower stalls, are ADA compliant.
Pink Door is a scent-free zone. We use amplification during workshops and an ASL interpreter is available upon request. If anyone has any other needs, we are willing to do everything we can to accommodate them.
I USE A GENDER-NEUTRAL PRONOUN & PRESENT MASCULINE-OF-CENTER, CAN I ATTEND?
Absolutely. And PLEASE. We are here to celebrate the entire spectrum of your existence! This retreat is as much about empowerment of communities shut out of conversations as it is in sharpening your craft. We don’t require any specific pronouns. We don’t care what you were assigned. We care about WHO YOU ARE. ight now.
I GET OVERWHELMED BY CROWDS, AM I EXPECTED TO SOCIALIZE THE WHOLE TIME?
Never! We understand the need for solitude as self-care. If you feel overwhelmed or desire some good old-fashioned solitude, we invite you to take a break. Go for a walk through the long grassy knoll, or sit by the spring. Lots of space and plenty of you-time possibilities!
MY DIET IS REALLY RESTRICTIVE, SHOULD I BRING MY OWN FOOD?
No need. We always learn everyone’s allergies and preferences to create meal plans long before the retreat starts. There are numerous options for everyone at mealtime, and always tasty snacks available in between each meal.
I DON'T HAVE ANY FORMAL WRITING TRAINING. DOES THAT MATTER?
It doesn't matter. Through the application process, we are able to determine a well-balanced roster of beginning, intermediate and advanced writers to provide opportunities for both growth and leadership.
WHAT IF NONE OF MY QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED HERE?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org :) Thank you!