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.
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 right 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 take a bike around the area. Lots 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 email@example.com :) Thank you!