doctorow — 2014-01-30T15:00:23-05:00 — #1
amorette — 2014-01-30T18:03:08-05:00 — #2
There was a time in my life when I desperately wanted to attend a Clarion Writers' Workshop. Then I realized I was way too poor to do so. Every time I read about a new one, I get two little stabbing pains, one in my heart and one in my wallet.
bryce_anderson — 2014-01-31T12:02:22-05:00 — #3
The Clarion Website Challenge: go to their website, find out how much it actually costs to attend.
The closest I could find was a listing of the range of financial aid available. As it ranges from $100 - $3000, I assume the cost of attending is at least $3000.
It seems like information that an applicant really ought to know before ponying up a $50, non-refundable application fee.
bryce_anderson — 2014-01-31T12:07:05-05:00 — #4
Okay, that wasn't nearly as hard as I made it out to be.
The answer, $4957. Ouch. No can haz.
amorette — 2014-01-31T12:49:32-05:00 — #5
Plus taking the time off work and transportation and housing. Back when I aspired to be a writer, I used to read all the time about how the connections made at Clarion were so helpful. Yes, if you are rich. If you are poor, too bad, so sad. I long ago learned to give up on my dreams if they cost too much.
doctorow — 2014-02-04T15:00:25-05:00 — #6
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