A portion of your fee may be tax-deductible as it allows Writopia to provide subsidized services to lower-income and low-income families. (Your receipt will note the amount.)
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Semester-Long Writing Workshop
These workshops meet one day a week during fall, winter, and spring semesters. Workshops meet for ten 90-minute sessions.
These workshops generally meet five days in a row, for 3 hours each day, and run on school holidays and every week of the summer.
These workshops generally meet five days in a row, for 7 hours each day, and run on select school holidays and select weeks during the summer.
Summer Membership includes: Six 5-Day Half-Day Workshops throughout the summer.
School-Year Membership includes: Three 10-week workshops throughout the year and two five-day intensives over winter and spring breaks.
All-Year Unlimited Membership includes: access to as many workshops as desired throughout the summer and school year. (We offer weekly workshops throughout the school year, during all school breaks, and at least seven five-day writing workshops per summer per age group.)
These one-hour sessions are usually requested by a) high school seniors developing their college essays; b) writers who wish to work on fiction, memoirs, or scripts individually before joining a workshop; c) writers who enjoy one-on-one editing and development; d) students struggling with expository writing (school essays).
About the Sliding Scale Fees
Writopia Lab is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that operates with limited resources, relying heavily on support from the community to sustain our programs--over 95% of our funding comes from the community in the form of these workshop and membership fees. Because we know there are families who cannot pay the full fee, we have created a sliding-scale for our fees. While we don't require supporting documents to demonstrate your financial hardship, we do ask that families pay as much as they afford to pay; this is what enables us to offer our workshops to families in more difficult financial situations.
Writopia Lab's fees cover the expenses of running a workshop program and allow us to provide generous scholarships and flexible sliding scale fees. We will not be able to offer honor-based sliding scale discounts to those in need if those who can afford the fee choose to pay a discounted amount. If you wish to support Writopia Lab, please make a donation to help families afford our services.
If a child withdraws two weeks (or more) prior to the workshop start date, payment can be credited toward a future workshop at no cost, or refunded with a $50 cancellation fee. If withdrawal is requested within two weeks of the workshop start date, the same policy applies, as long as we are able to fill the spot. However, if we are unable to fill the spot, we cannot refund or credit the workshop. Missed days can be made up during another week in the summer, provided that there is space available.