2014 Registration

NEW! Single-day registration (Saturday, October 25) now available for local writers. CLICK HERE to register. Cost of the single day program including lunch and ferry transportation is $65.


Tuition Fees and Deadlines:


Tuition Fee: $2,950 

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2014

Upon registration, you will be asked to select the “literary fiction,” “commercial fiction,” or “non-fiction/memoir” track to assist in workshop group placement. Please note:  a $500 non-refundable deposit completes the registration process. Full tuition balance due October 1.


Tuition Fees Include:



5 days of workshops and individual instruction on Salt Cay (Tuesday-Saturday)


Transportation every day between Paradise Island and Salt Cay Breakfast (included with room at Comfort Suites) Lunch every day on Salt Cay

ACTIVITIES Poolside cocktail reception (Monday evening) Island feast with entertainment (Saturday evening) Dolphin encounter or dolphin swim

Tuition fees do not include 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 Sunday evening poolside reception and the Friday evening island feast, evening meals are the responsibility of individual students.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds, less a 50% cancellation fee, may be obtained before July 15, 2014. PLEASE NOTE: tuition fees WILL NOT be refunded after July 15, 2014. 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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