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Writing Chicago: Northwestern University Summer Writers' Conference

Tuition and Registration

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Early registration ends on July 21.

Limited space is available in each workshop.

2017 Tuition

2017 Early Registration Rates (on or before July 21, 2017) 
  1-day     2-day     3-day  
Standard Tuition   $250   $475   $675
Student/OLLI Member/NU Alumni/NU Faculty/Staff*    $200   $400   $600

2017 Registration Rates (July 22, 2017–August 6, 2017) 
  1-day     2-day     3-day  
Standard Tuition   $275   $525   $750
Student/OLLI Member/NU Alumni/NU Faculty/Staff*    $225   $450   $675


*Northwestern University Faculty/Staff:

Full-time, benefits-eligible Northwestern employees with one year of service may be eligible to use the Employee NU Certificate Tuition Benefit towards tuition reimbursement. Please contact HR at educational-assistance@northwestern.edu to confirm your eligiblity prior to registering. The conference is a short-term, noncredit offering, and we provide a certificate of completion.

Manuscript consultations:
For an additional fee of $125, conference participants may meet individually for 30 minutes with an instructor or panelist to discuss work sent in advance. The submitted work must be no more than 15 pages of prose or 8 pages of poetry (double spaced, 12 point font). When you register, you will select your consultant from the list of instructors and panelists.

Registration policies:
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Student rate applies to students from Northwestern University and other schools.
  • Registration ends on August 6, 2017.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations will only be accepted in writing (by mail or email to summerwriters@northwestern.edu) and refunds will be granted as follows: Cancellations received on or before August 6, 2017: full refund, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after August 6, 2017: no refund granted. By registering for the conference, you are agreeing to these terms.

Summer Writers' Conference registration opens May 5