1. Where can I stay if I’m coming in from out of town?
Fees for our programs (with the exception of the Fall 2012 Retreat) do NOT include lodging. Participants are expected to arrange and pay for their own accommodations (again, with the exception of the Fall 2012 Retreat.) Two good websites for finding lodging: Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce website: www.yellowspringsohio.org or the Stay Yellow Springs website: www.stayyellowsprings.com
2. Where do Antioch Writers' Workshop events take place?
Sunday Free Writers' Seminars are held at Books & Co. at The Greene, Beavercreek, Ohio. The Fall 2012 Retreat will be at Grailville in Loveland, Ohio. The Spring 2013 one-day seminar will be at Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio. The 28th Annual Summer Program, July 6-12, 2013, will also be at Antioch University Midwest, with some afternoon seminars taking place in a variety of locations in the charming village of Yellow Springs.
3. Tips for me if I'm flying in?
Dayton International Airport is the closest to Yellow Springs: www.flydayton.com At Dayton International, you can rent a car to drive to Yellow Springs, or arrange for a taxi service. (Click on the Airline Information tab, and then the Ground Transportation tab for more information.) Antioch Writers' Workshop does not directly provide transportation to/from airports; feel free to use our Facebook page to coordinate ride sharing with fellow participants.
4. Tell me more about Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The charming village offers unique lodging, restaurants, shopping, and nature preserves. Particularly during our 28th Annual Summer Program, you'll have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of all the village has to offer. The village’s chamber of commerce web site offers full details.
5. What are the registration deadlines for the 2012/2013 Antioch Writers' Workshop programs
No registration deadlines for Sunday Free Writers' Seminars; just come as you are--well, bring note-taking materials and lots of questions and perhaps a writing friend! Deadline to apply for Fall Retreat is September 10, 2012. Deadline to register for Spring One-Day Seminar is March 25, 2013. Deadline to register for Full Week option of the 28th Annual Summer Program is June 6, 2013. Deadline to register for A La Carte options of the 28th Summer Program is July 2, 2013. These are firm deadlines. See program pages for details.
6. Explain the nonrefundable registration fee?
The $125.00 registration fee applies to ALL programs (except Sunday Free Writers' Seminars.) This fee is nonrefundable and cannot be applied to future programs. This fee covers processing of registrations, materials created for the participant, and holding participant's slot and mitigates loss of income from turning away other participants. IN ADDITION... we charge tuition for ALL programs (again, except Sunday Free Writers' Seminars.) The tuition MAY be refunded in part or in full depending upon when participant cancels; see specific program/registration pages for details.
7. What are your refund/cancellation policies?
As explained above, the registration fee of $125.00 is nonrefundable under any circumstances. For the 28th Annual Summer Program, if you cancel by June 13, 2013, you will receive a reimbursement of tuition fees only. If you cancel by June 30, 2013, you will receive a reimbursement of 50% of tuition fees only. If you cancel after June 30, 2013, all tuition fees are forfeit and no reimbursement will be made. Please note, this policy is because last minute cancellations mean we cannot fill slots from our wait list. No fees will be applied to future workshops/programs.