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Northwestern Summer Writer's Conference

Tuition and Registration

Tuition and Registration

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Last day to register: August 11!
2019 Early Registration Rates (on or before July 12, 2019) 1 day 2 days 3 Days
Standard Tuition $250 $475 $675
Student, OLLI Member, NU Alumni, NU Faculty/Staff* $200 $400 $600
2019 Registration Rates (July 13, 2019–August 11, 2019) 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days
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 to confirm your eligibility prior to registering. The conference is a short-term, noncredit offering, and we provide a certificate of completion.

*SPS Graduate Students and Alumni:
Contact for registration information and tuition waiver eligibility.

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:

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations will only be accepted in writing (by mail or email to and refunds will be granted as follows: Cancellations received on or before August 11, 2019: full refund, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after August 11, 2019: no refund granted. By registering for the conference, you are agreeing to these terms.

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