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The following information pertains to the 2019 conference. Prices may change for 2020, and the dates will be different.
The full conference fee of $425 includes all sessions, Friday night banquet, one manuscript evaluation, and break refreshments. No rebate is given if you do not attend the banquet.
Since we have to submit the final banquet count before the conference begins, you may not get a ticket for the banquet meal if you don't preregister by June 13.
The daily fee ($140 for Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday; $70 for Saturday) includes all sessions for that day, one manuscript evaluation, and break refreshments.
Early registration through April 1: Save $25/full conference or $5/day
Alumni: Save $25/full conference or $5/day
Walk-in Fee After June 13
Add $25 for full conference; $10/day for Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday; $5 for Saturday.
Second manuscript evaluation: $25
Full conference, per person: double or triple room with all meals, $250; single room with all meals, $325. Includes Tuesday through Friday nights and Tuesday dinner through Saturday lunch; Friday dinner is the banquet, included in the full conference fee.
Daily rate with no meals, per person (two nights minimum stay): double room, $60/night; single room, $80/night. Campus housing is not available Saturday night.
If you're arriving on Tuesday, check-in is from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. only. The residence-hall desk will be manned until 10:00 p.m., so you may get into your room later.
You must preregister to reserve a campus room.
For commuters and people staying on campus for less than the full conference.
Lunches and Wednesday-Thursday dinners: $70
All meals Tuesday dinner through Saturday lunch: $115
Individual meal tickets: breakfast, $9.00; lunch, $12.50; dinner, $14.25
Banquet for daily conferee/spouse/friend: $35 each (if available at the conference)
Cancellations before June 1 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. Emergency cancellations after that date will be evaluated on an individual basis.
If people donate to the scholarship fund, a limited amount of money will be available for conference fees but not room and meals. These partial scholarships are open to both alumni and first-timers. To be considered for a scholarship, submit an essay to describe your current writing projects and goals, tell why you want to attend this conference, and tell why you need a scholarship.
Follow these guidelines:
Arts Councils Grants
State and regional arts organizations often offer grants that may be used to attend writers conferences. Find your state's art commission at arts.gov/partners/state-regional.
Your local church may provide some help for you to attend the conference.
Work scholarships are available for people who can provide airport transportation for faculty and staff members. Check the registration page for more information.