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

Session II Tuition for Writing Workshops Hawaii January 2023


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2023 Workshop Dates:

Session II: January 22 - 27, 2023

Workshop Faculty:

Fiction Instructor Ying Compestine is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine. Ying is the author of 20 books published by Simon&Schuster, Penguin, Abrams, Henry Holt and Co., including the novels Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier, A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts, and the forthcoming Morning Sun in Wuhan. Many of Ying’s books have won numerous awards globally and are required reading in schools around the world. A few are currently being adapted into TV shows and a feature film. She has also worked as the spokesperson for several international companies such as Nestle Maggi and Celestial Seasoning.

Nonfiction Instructor Mark Gottlieb is a highly ranked literary agent at Trident Media Group both in overall deals and other individual categories. Using that same initiative and insight for identifying talented writers, he is actively building his own client list of authors. Mark is excited to work directly with authors, helping to manage and grow their careers with all of the unique resources that are available at book publishing’s leading literary agency, Trident Media Group. During his time at Trident Media Group, Mark has represented numerous New York Times bestselling authors, as well as award-winning authors, and has optioned and sold books to film and TV production companies. He previously ran the agency’s audiobook department, in addition to working in foreign rights. Mark Gottlieb is actively seeking submissions in all categories and genres and looking forward to bringing new and established authors to the curious minds of their future readers.

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.

NOTE: The state of Hawaii is currently requiring incoming travelers to show proof of COVID vaccination upon entry.

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?

The state of Hawaii is currently requiring incoming travelers to show proof of vaccination upon entry. 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 to make sure they are vaccinated and have the appropriate documentation required to enter the state of Hawaii.

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 22 - 27, 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 August 1st, 2022. If a refund is requested prior to August 1st, 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) 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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