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Session I Tuition for Writing Workshops Hawaii January 2023
Session I Tuition for Writing Workshops Hawaii January 2023
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$3,150.00

Session I Tuition for Writing Workshops Hawaii January 2023


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2023 Workshop Dates:

Session I: January 15 - 20, 2023

Workshop Faculty

Fiction Instructor Virginia Reeves is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Her debut novel, Work Like Any Other, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and Booklist named it to their Top 10 First Novels of 2016. It has been translated into multiple languages and adapted into a graphic novel. Her second novel, The Behavior of Love, has been reviewed by The New Yorker, French Elle, and Le Monde, among others. Virginia’s short story “Bloodlines” is collected in the anthology Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze, and her flash-fiction “Old Girl” was a 2019 Editors’ Choice for Craft.  Virginia has taught writing workshops through writers-in-the schools programs, libraries, and museums, and she currently teaches writing, literature, and speech at Helena College. She lives in Montana with her partner, daughters, and three-legged Pit Bull.

Nonfiction Instructor Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir (Soft Skull) and Loaded: Women and Addiction (Seal Press), the co-editor of The Art of Friction: Where (Non)Fictions Come Together (U of Texas Press), and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction (Iowa). Jill wrote “The Last Year,” a year-long column that appeared in The Paris Review. Her writing has been recognized four times in Best American Essays and has appeared in journals such as AGNI, Brevity, Colorado Review, Diagram, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, LitMag, Longreads, The Paris Review Daily, and The Rumpus. Her short story collection, A Distant Town, won The Florida Review’s 2021 Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Award and was published in Spring 2022. She is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of North Texas and is at work on a book of craft essays titled The Essay Form(s) for Columbia University Press.


Lodging at Hawaii Island Retreat

Immerse yourself in both comfort and inspiration for 6 days, 5 nights at Hawaii Island Retreat. This 4-star eco-boutique hotel and wellness spa is a place of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. Including your own room, three delicious daily meals are included in your workshop tuition. 

Class Size

Each fiction and nonfiction workshops will have no more than 9 participants each. All writers will submit two completed pieces of writing. One submission will be workshopped by your cohort and instructor and a second piece will be submitted for your one-on-one meeting with your workshop leader. Daily craft talks are open to all participants and led by program staff or faculty.

Session I

Sunday

3:00PM: Hotel check-in begins.

6:30PM: Dinner meet & greet.

Monday - Thursday

Mornings: Breakfast served. Workshops and one-on-one instructor meetings.

Afternoons/Evenings: Lunch Break followed by optional craft seminar, led by faculty or staff. Optional mid-afternoon activity followed by dinner.

Friday

8:00AM-9:00AM: Goodbye breakfast at Hawaii Island Retreat.

11:00AM: Final check-out.

Optional Afternoon Activities will be included throughout the week. Full schedule detailed below.

Tuition

Tuition is $3,150 or $3,650 depending on room-type and includes the following:

  • Lodging in your own room at Hawaii Island Retreat for 6 days, 5 nights
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner with faculty and staff
  • Luau on Monday
  • 4-day writing workshops in small groups of no more than 9 writers.
  • Critical feedback on two writing submissions
  • Several craft of writing and/or business of writing seminars
  • One-on-one conference with faculty
  • Optional afternoon activities
  • The time of your life
  • Payment Plans: accepted writers will have the option to pay their tuition in full or opt for a payment plan divided into equal monthly payments by selecting Affirm (for U.S. & Canadian residents) at checkout.
  • Accommodations: 9 Hotel Room's are available (tuition will be $3650  with hotel room accommodation) and 7 Yurt's are available (tuition will be $3150 with Yurt accommodation). Yurts come with a private toilet and sink, but will utilize a shared private shower area. In the common shower area there are  four private shower stalls, two indoor and two outdoor. Accommodations are first come, first serve, for accepted writers.
  • FAQ at the bottom of this page.

Program Staff

Executive Director Blake Kimzey worked as a bicycle tour guide in Paris in his 20s. He is the founder of WritingWorkshops.com and has an MFA from UC Irvine. Blake sits on the Board of the Elizabeth George Foundation and his fiction has been broadcast on NPR and published by Tin House, McSweeney’s, VICE, Longform, Redivider, Short Fiction, Smokelong Quarterly, Hobart, The Los Angeles Review, The Masters Review, and The Best Small Fictions. Blake’s collection of short tales, Families Among Us, was published by Black Lawrence Press.

Operations Director Mike Franz was General Manager and Tour Guide at Fat Tire Bike Tours, Paris, for seven years. His tours were featured on Rick Steves-Paris, The Independent-UK, and the television show 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Mike taught government, economics, and public speaking for ten years at Headwaters High School in Austin, Texas, where he won teacher-of-the-year award after his first year of teaching.

Application & General FAQ


What is your COVID policy?

Updated information on Hawaii’s COVID restrictions, requirements, and policy can be found at the Hawaii Tourism Authority website. It is the responsibility of attendees of Writing Workshops Hawaii to make sure they are vaccinated and have the appropriate documentation required to enter the state of Hawaii if/when their state COVID Vaccination entry policy is in place.

If the state of Hawaii or the United States government forbids entry to the state of Hawaii, or if Hawaii Island Retreat closes, for the dates of January 15 - January 20, 2023, Writing Workshops will offer a full refund for program fees. Writing Workshops will not reimburse for any airline tickets or additional trip-related expenses incurred. If the Hawaii writing workshop takes place on the dates planned, no program fees will be reimbursed, regardless of attendance.


How much does it cost?

Tuition is either $3,150 or $3,650 depending on room-type selected. There are no refunds of tuition after September 25th, 2022. If a refund is requested prior to September 25th, 2022, all but a $500 deposit will be refunded.

What is the difference in tuition price?

Every writer will have their own room. Tuition is either $3,150 or $3,650 depending on room-type selected. Nine (9) Hotel Room's are available (tuition will be $3650 with hotel room accommodation) and seven (7) Yurt's are available (tuition will be $3150  with Yurt accommodation). Yurts come with a private toilet and sink,  but will utilize a shared private shower area. In the common shower area  there are four private shower stalls, two indoor and two outdoor. Accommodations are first come, first serve, for accepted writers.

Are Payment Plans Available?

Yes. Accepted writers will have the option to pay their tuition in full or  opt for a payment plan divided into equal monthly payments by selecting  Affirm (for U.S. & Canadian residents) or Lay-Buy (for applicants  inside or outside of North America) at checkout.

Are Scholarships Available?

Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to offer scholarships for this workshop. However, we do have payment plans available.

What does tuition include? 

  • Lodging in your own room at Hawaii Island Retreat for 6 days, 5 nights
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner with faculty and staff
  • Luau on Monday
  • 4-day  writing workshops in small groups of no more than 9 writers, led by workshop faculty.
  • Critical feedback on two writing submissions
  • Several craft of writing and/or business of writing seminars
  • One-on-one conference with faculty
  • Optional afternoon activities
  • The time of your life
  • Note: accepted writers will have the option to pay their tuition in full or  opt for a payment plan divided into equal monthly payments by selecting  Affirm (for U.S. & Canadian residents) at checkout.

Where is the hotel and workshop venue?

Immerse yourself in both comfort and inspiration for 6 days, 5 nights at Hawaii Island Retreat.  This 4-star eco-boutique hotel and wellness spa is a place of   intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean  breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. Three delicious daily  meals are included in your workshop tuition.

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