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June 11 - June 17

Kenyon Playwrights Conference

Registration and Financial Aid

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning October 18, 2016, including a deposit of $500. You are asked to submit a short writing sample with your application. The balance of your tuition is due May 15, 2017. If your application is not accepted, your deposit will be immediately refunded.

If you cancel your enrollment after acceptance into the program, you will forfeit your $500 deposit.

If you cancel after paying your full tuition fee, Kenyon keeps the $500 deposit but returns the remaining balance paid. There will be no refund of tuition after the arrival date and no refund in the event of early departure.

Instructions for Writing Sample

Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than five pages. If you are planning to work on a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words).

Tuition Payment

Participants wishing to pay tuition invoices may visit the payment portal below.  Tuition deadline is May 15, 2017.

Kenyon Institute Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Kenyon Institute has received contributions allowing us to offer a limited amount of scholarship support for the following Kenyon Institute programs: Kenyon Playwrights Conference, Kenyon Institute in Biomedical and Scientific Writing, and Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon.

Financial aid will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated writing talent and demonstrated financial need. Because our resources are limited, preference will be given to those who can provide a portion of their workshop fee through personal and/or institutional resources.  Most successful applicants will make a commitment to fund at least 25% of the total workshop expense ($500 of the $2,000 cost). The majority of the awards are $1,000 or less.

The Institute begins considering aid applications in January and meets monthly to review requests until resources are fully committed. Successful applicants apply early. 

To apply for the program and be considered for financial aid, please:

1)  Complete the online application form.  Financial aid applicants may apply without the $500 deposit.  Once you receive your aid notification, you must submit your deposit within 30 days to secure your place in the program.

2)  Please provide the following materials for your financial aid application:

Completed applications may be sent by email to or by U.S. Mail to:

Kenyon Review
Kenyon College
102 W. Wiggin Street
Gambier, OH  43022

Please direct any questions to (740) 427-5207