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Sandhill Writers Retreat - Registration

Sandhill Writers Retreat - Registration

    The Sandhill Writers Retreat
    Sandhill Writers Retreat logo - green, Saint Leo UniversityRenewing the Writer in You

    Friday, May 15 - Saturday, May 16, 2020

    Master Class & Retreat Registration Info

    Friday, May 15, 2020

    7:00 pm
    “An Evening with Brian Turner”

    Free and Open to the Public (Saint Leo University Boardrooms)

    Visit our Staff & Faculty page for more information.

    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Sandhill Writers Retreat Master Class

    $25 - Manuscript submission *
    $100 - Registration (if accepted)
    * Refundable
    Register for Master Class

    Master class registration is open only to those who have submitted manuscripts for consideration and who have been selected to attend.

    Visit our Master Class page for more information and to register.

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

    9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sandhill Writers Retreat

    Retreat registration includes access to all Saturday activities, including craft classes, the open mic and the faculty reading. All participants must be registered to attend.

    Early registration closes at midnight May 12, 2020.*

    $95 - General Public
    $75 - Teachers, Student, Seniors
    $35 - Saint Leo University Faculty, Staff, Students
    $35 - Veterans and Active Duty Military

    * Late registration from May 13-15, 2020, incurs an additional late fee of $15 per registrant.

    $85 - One-on-One Manuscript Consultation
    $10 - Box Lunch

    * Five student internships, for which there is an application process, waive the registration fee. To apply for an internship, contact the director.

    Register for Retreat

    Visit our Sandhill Writers Retreat About page for more information.

    Additional Info

    Manuscript Consultations

    A very limited number of private one-on-one manuscript consultations are available to retreat participants on a first come, first served basis. Once registered for both the retreat and a consultation, submit a manuscript of up to 10 pages of poetry, up to 15 pages of fiction or up to 15 pages of nonfiction to the director: You may submit manuscripts in more than one genre, but each submission incurs another consultation fee.

    Submit your manuscript no later than May 1 to the director at:

    The director will send your work to the appropriate faculty member. You will receive your conference time and location at check-in. The consultation includes a close personal review of your work and a minimum 20-minute private conference.

    Box Lunch

    Box lunches provided by Panera are available. There are no dining options other than vending machines on campus. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Participants are free to bring their own lunches.

    NOTE: The "Add to Cart" button below is ONLY for individuals who have already completed their conference registration, but would like to add a box lunch purchase. If you have not yet registered, and would like to include a box lunch, please do so on our retreat registration page.

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