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Story Catcher Workshop Registration

Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado | June 4-7, 2024

Space is limited to 25 writers.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees cover all workshop sessions, opening night reception, some breakfasts and lunches at the venue, and light refreshments. Affordable campus housing packages are additional and outlined below.

Registration closes on June 1, 2024.

Workshop & Housing Information



  • MARI SANDOZ SOCIETY MEMBER & STUDENT REGISTRATION: $250 (Students must be 18 or older)


  • GUEST/NON-PARTICIPANT: $60 (This registration level is for spouses, friends and significant others who plan to accompany retreat participants, but who do not intend to attend the workshop sessions. Housing is separate--see below)

    • Student Scholarships/Waivers*
      • FULL WAIVER: $0 (cost to register)

      • 2/3 WAIVER: $85 (cost to register)

      • 1/3 WAIVER: $165 (cost to register)

*A limited number of workshop fee waivers/scholarships are available for student writers. Applications are available at Deadline is May 10. (Early submission is recommended).


We have reserved suites in the Pinnacles Apartments. Each participate will have a private bedroom with a communal living room. Review amenities here:

Rooms are available Monday, 6/3, (for those arriving early) through Friday, 6/8 (for those staying late, departing Saturday)

Housing Retreat Package ($130) 3 nights, Tuesday-Thursday

Housing Add-On One Extra Night ($43) (Monday OR Friday)

Housing Add-On Two Extra Nights ($86) (Monday AND Friday)

COUPLES PLEASE NOTE: You will EACH need to register and pay for housing per the options on the registration form online, including those staying as guests (not attending/registering for the workshop sessions).

OFF CAMPUS LODGING:  For those wishing to lodge off-campus, the Gunnison Valley/Crested Butte region is a popular summer tourist destination, with a wide variety of lodging and recreational options to choose from. The area is typically busy in July, so early reservations are encouraged.  

REFUNDS: Due to limited space in the RETREAT, refunds can only be offered up to TEN days after registration. For planning purposes, there will be no refunds made after June 1st. (Please note that if the workshop must be cancelled for any reason, we will notify all participants as soon as possible and process full refunds—and that participants impacted by any verified health-emergency, including COVID-19, are eligible for full refund at any time).


Advanced Workshop/Manuscript Consultations
I wish to register and attend the Advanced Workshop/Manuscript Consultations ($30 additional fee required)
“Emerging Fellowship” Recipient (zero cost to register: includes participation in the pre-workshop/emerging writer residency at Western Colorado University)

Couples will be housed together. Each attendee is required to register individually and pay the required registration fee. Please name your companion here.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY AFFILIATION If you are registering as a student, please submit the name of the educational institution where you are studying and class level


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