Tuition and Registration

Registration Options Tuition Registration Link
Select 1 Session $30 Registration Form for 1 Workshop
Select 3 Sessions $70 Registration Form for 3 Workshops
Select 5 Sessions $100 Registration Form for 5 Workshops 
Unlimited Sessions $150 Registration Form for Unlimited Workshops
Manuscript Consultation (details below) $125 Registration Form for Manuscript Consultation


Northwestern University Faculty/Staff:
Full-time, benefits-eligible Northwestern employees with one year of service may be eligible to use the Northwestern Employee Certificate Tuition Benefit toward tuition reimbursement. Please contact Human Resources at to confirm your eligibility prior to registering. The conference is a short-term, noncredit offering, and we provide a certificate of completion upon request.

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

Registration policies:

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations will only be accepted in writing (by email to and refunds will be granted as follows: Cancellations received before 9:00am on the day of the workshop: full refund, less a 5% processing fee. Cancellations received after 9:00am on the day of the session: no refund granted. By registering for the conference, you are agreeing to these terms.

Manuscript Consultations:
Manuscript consultations are an opportunity to receive individual feedback on your writing manuscript. The consultation includes a 30-minute one-on-one meeting via Zoom with a conference instructor or panelist to discuss the manuscript, which you will send in advance. The submitted work can be up to 15 pages of prose or 8 pages of poetry (double-spaced, 12-point font). You can select your consultant when you register. Some faculty members are only available for a limited number of consultations, so we recommend early registration.

Registering for a manuscript consultation is optional. You can register for a consultation using the form linked in the table above, separately from the conference registration.

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