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Applying is easy! Simply click on the button above! The application includes a 500-word writing statement, as well as a writing sample.  For prose workshops (Nickolas Butler, Mary Mack, David McGlynn), please submit no more than 10 double-spaced pages.  For our poetry workshop (Dasha Kelly Hamilton), please submit 3-5 poems. The application period closes on April 31 and acceptances will be announced in early May. 

By submitting your application, you are acknowledging your interest in participating in a summer retreat at The Priory.  If accepted, you will be asked to confirm your participation.  Following your confirmation, you will be asked to make a non-refundable payment to reserve your spot.  

Cost: 460.00 (includes three-nights lodging, on-site meals and drinks, personalized instruction and critique, field notebook, craft talks and keynote address, bus transport to and from the Pablo Center at the Confluence, complimentary ticket to the Writer-in-Residence Reading, and all other on-site events.)

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For Chippewa Valley participants, a very limited number of commuter spots are available. For details, inquire at