DATES: March 15 to April 19

(an extra week to make up classes for AWP in March 27 to 30)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 12th at 11:59pm EST

Name *
A short statement about yourself.
Before applying, please make sure that the program dates and times work for you. Students are allowed to both apply and take multiple programs during the summer, as long as there is not overlap. Please fill out each application separately.
FOR ALL AGES: Please select at least two (2) mentors you would like to work with during this program, or select "No preference" if none *
Make note of scheduling times and potential conflicts. All times are in Eastern Standard Time. Please select mentors ONLY from the program you are applying for. If you are applying for LTW, please select "No Preference." Please note that all lectures in our programs are RECORDED and distributed to students after each meeting. However, students MUST be present in workshops, which are not recorded. Workshops refer to the 2-hour time blocks for ALL AGES and R I V E R S, as LTW does not have a workshop meeting time.
If you leave this blank, we will assume you have no order of preference.
We recommend no more than 1000 words total for prose submissions. If the format of your work does not allow for easy upload, please send your work as a PDF to with "[Your Name], Session [Number] Application" in the Subject Line.
Are you applying for Financial Aid? *
If yes, please answer the following questions. If no, please submit your application now.
Cost of All Ages Poetry: $230.00 USD Cost of All Ages CNF: $230.00 USD
We award partial to full scholarships based on need. Over 60-70% of our students receive at least partial scholarship for our programs. Please keep other students' financial needs in mind when applying for FA.
Absentee Policy *
During our programs, if students are missing or unresponsive for a total of more than eight (8) days after repeated efforts from staff and mentors to connect, we reserve the right to remove them from the program barring extreme circumstances or previous acknowledgement. Please affirm your consent to this absentee policy below.
Withdrawal Policy *
If a student withdraws from the program after the first lecture or workshop, they are not entitled to a refund for the program. Individual cases can be discussed for extreme circumstances, such as personal health, family emergency, etc.