2016 Registration


Now Accepting Pre-Registrations!


Reserve your spot at the May 23-28, 2016 Salt Cay Writers Retreat with a $250 refundable deposit!

In approximately 6 months (October/November 2015) the retreat will open for full registrations. At that time, students who wish to confirm their attendance will be asked to pay another $250, and the total $500 deposit becomes non-refundable.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you do not book your flight or hotel room until the retreat officially opens for registration (October/November 2015).


Total Tuition Fee:

$2,450 before January 30, 2016

$2,950 after January 30, 2016

Tuition Fees Include:

  • 4 days of workshops and individual instruction on Salt Cay
  • Transportation every day between Paradise Island and Salt Cay
  • Lunch every day on Salt Cay (breakfast is included with your room at the Comfort Suites)
  • Poolside cocktail reception
  • Island feast with entertainment
  • Dolphin swim
  • Island tour
  • Faculty Author Reading at Old Fort Bay Club (includes transportation, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres)
  • Arawak Cay dinner excursion (transportation only)

Tuition fees do not include cost of hotel room or transportation to and from Nassau. Registrants can book their stay at the retreat hotel, Comfort Suites, at deeply discounted rates. An American-style breakfast buffet is included with your room at the Comfort Suites hotel. Aside from the Monday evening poolside reception and the Saturday evening island feast, evening meals are the responsibility of individual students.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds, less a 50% cancellation fee, may be obtained before April 15, 2016. PLEASE NOTE: tuition fees WILL NOT be refunded after May 1, 2016.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Backspace LLC reserves the right to cancel this retreat without penalty, its liability limited to a refund of registration fees except upon the invocation of the Force Majeure clause below.

Force Majeure: Should events beyond Backspace’s control including but not limited to strikes, Acts of God (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), government intervention, terrorism, or civil disturbances prevent Backspace from holding this retreat, such non-performance is excused without further liability of any nature. In no event shall Backspace be liable for consequential damages of any nature for any reason whatsoever.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Backspace reserves the right to change or cancel any speaker and/or session without advance notice. All Salt Cay Writers Retreat updates and registration information will be sent via email. Please notify us if your email address changes.

QUESTIONS: Please visit the FAQ page, or email Backspace at chrisg@bksp.org or karendionne@bksp.org. You may also telephone Chris at 732-267-6449.

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