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Fees and scholarships

Retreat Fees
Tuition for the 2009 RopeWalk Writers Retreat is $645, which includes workshops, individual conference, readings, receptions, and conference meals (

Those who wish to enroll in a second workshop may do so for an additional $295. A nonrefundable registration fee of $100 is due by May 2; the balance is payable by June 2. Registration is limited to twelve per workshop based upon receipt of registration fees. Payments may be made by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover. The workshop fee, less the $100 registration fee, is refundable until June 2, 2010.


The RopeWalk Writers Retreat and master classes offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships based solely on merit. To apply, send a letter of application addressed to the Ropewalk selection committee with relevant biographical information and writing sample--maximum of three poems or 20 pages of fiction/nonfiction [Manuscripts should be typed, double spaced, and your full name should appear on every page.  Mail to: RopeWalk Scholarship, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712 or email (Adobe .pdf or Microsoft Word format) to Kimberly Armstrong at A well-written letter of application has been known to be the tiebreaker. The scholarship application deadline is April 15; winners will be notified May 5.

Please Note:  Fees do not include lodging expense.