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Registration Information

On this page, you can find all details concerning conference tuition and what your successful registration includes. When you are ready to register for the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference, you should complete the online registration form. The registration deadline for the 2018 Conference is June 15. If you have any questions after reading all information included here, please contact Lindsay Lusby at llusby2@washcoll.edu.

The third annual Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference will be held July 18-21, 2018. 

Conference Tuition

The flat tuition fee for the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference is $700. 

To register for the optional “Find Your Voice: Writing the College Application Essay” workshop session, there is an additional $50 fee.

Your tuition fee covers the following:
  • Room & board for the duration of the conference. Attendees will be housed in Washington College dormitory suites. Each suite has four separate bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, and a common living room area. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided by College Dining Services in Hodson Hall.
  • Registration in one of three creative writing workshops: Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Nonfiction. Each workshop is capped at a maximum of 10 students. Early registration will guarantee your spot in your first-choice workshop.
  • Attendance at all Literature Discussions, Craft Panels, and Readings presented by Conference Faculty, Staff, and Interns. There will also be several scheduled Open Mic Readings at which attendees will be invited to participate by reading from their own creative writing.

Tuition payment is due at time of registration. When you fill out the online registration form, you will be redirected to an online payments page to complete your transaction.

All proceeds are used solely to benefit the operation of the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference and all associated programs.

Scholarship Information

We offer a total of four merit-based scholarships that cover the full cost of tuition. Each year, there are three available General Merit Scholarships, which are open to all interested students. In addition, there is one available Scholarship for an Eastern Shore Resident which is reserved for a student who lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Click here to learn more about our scholarship opportunities.