Mayapple Press is a small literary press founded in 1978 by poet and editor Judith Kerman. We celebrate literature that is both challenging and accessible: poetry that transcends the categories of "mainstream" and "avant-garde"; women's writing; the Great Lakes/Northeastern culture; the recent immigrant experience; poetry in translation; science fiction poetry.
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Writers’ Retreat Signup and Payment

Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat, formerly Rustbelt Roethke Writers' Retreat

The 2017 Retreat will take place from Wednesday the 26th of July to Tuesday the 1st of August

Please complete and submit the form below as early as possible to help us assess interest and complete our planning. Fill in requested content in each box. When you click “Submit” an email message will be sent to the program coordinator. Items with asterisks are required fields.

Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat Application Form
The Villetta Inn does not have central A/C. We can provide your room with an A/C unit for an extra $50
Depending on location, timing and phases of the moon, we *may* be able to arrange pickup.
Please tell us which workshop suits you best. You can choose more than one.

If you would like to attend Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat but do not meet the criteria indicated above, please list several major publications in the appropriate box, including publisher and date, and send samples of your work to (Maximum 5 poems or one short prose work, embedded in your email message or attached as .RTF file.) Please indicate “Woodstock Writers’ Retreat Samples” in the SUBJECT line of the message.

New applicants: We’ll get back to you soon after we get your application. Please do not send any money until we tell you that you are accepted into the workshop

$600 including housing
$350 for commuters.

Please send an indication of interest as soon as possible. Deposit is $100 for those requiring housing, $50 for commuters. The balance is due by July 1. Refunds (minus a $25 cancellation fee) available if requests are received in writing or by email by July 15. We can’t hold a space for you until we have received your deposit. Thanks!

New applicants: We’ll get back to you soon after we get your application. Please do not send any money until we tell you that you are accepted into the workshop

Please note: The buttons below are for NEW attendees only. If you have attended previously, and you did not get an email with discounted offers, please let us know. And please do not use the buttons below

Please note: You do not have to have a PayPal account to use these buttons, just a credit card
Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat
Full Payment ($600)
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New attendees NO AC

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NO Housing (Commuter Rate)
Full Payment ($350)
(New attendee)

(Deposit Only) Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat
With Housing $100
(Deposit Only) Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat
Without Housing (Commuter Rate) $50.00

Checks should be made out to Mayapple Press and sent to Mayapple Press, 362 Chestnut Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498. Be sure to note “Mayapple Woodstock Writers’ Retreat” in the Memo section of your check. Please do not send checks to Judith Kerman personally. To use Visa, Master Card or Discover, please call 845-684-5519

Please let us know if you need any special accommodation.

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