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Our Policies

Minimum Enrollment

Our multi-week workshops have between 3 and 7 participants. In the event enrollment is less than 5 participants in our workshops, the Westport Writers’ Workshop reserves the right to reduce the workshop by 1/2 hour. Any workshop with 2 or fewer participants may be canceled before the start of class. Those registered will have the choice of switching to another available workshop or receive a full refund.

Age Limit

18 and older

Refunds and Credit Policy

Students withdrawing more than two weeks before the start of the first workshop will receive a refund or full credit toward a future workshop. No refund will be given for students withdrawing less than two weeks prior to the start of the workshop, or after the first meeting of the workshop, regardless of whether the student attended the workshop. Makeups will be scheduled for any cancellation due to weather, or any other cancellation by the Westport Writers’ Workshop.  In the event a makeup cannot be scheduled, a pro-rated refund will be given.

To receive a refund or credit please call or email the Westport Writers’ Workshop at (203) 227-3250 or

Credits will be honored for one full year from date of purchase. Failure to attend a workshop does not constitute an official withdrawal. Westport Writers’ Workshop reserves the right to remove any participant who is disruptive or unpleasant. In that case, no refund will be provided.


There are no refunds if a student cannot attend a regularly scheduled class or make-up class or workshop.

Pre-Registration Policy

Our pre-registration period is for sold-out workshops only to allow us to keep students who have studied together in the same group for purposes of continuity. Following the pre-registration period, classes will be open to those on the waiting list and new registrants.

Code of Conduct

The Westport Writers Workshop has been helping writers achieve their artistic goals by providing a "safe place" to experiment and share work with fellow members without fear of unwanted exposure, unasked for criticism, or copying. To encourage creativity, the workshop's policy about confidentiality is as follows: you may not discuss or provide information about another writer's work to anyone outside the workshop without the writer's permission.

Sometimes in a workshop, the line between inspiration and copying can become blurred. Anytime a writer wants to use something they've seen in another person's work, they must ask permission from the author. If unsure, they can ask the moderator of the group or the director for guidance. We remain committed to the spirit of creativity and sharing and look forward to reading your work!

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Westport Writers’ Workshop does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


In this community, we respect the rights of all students, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical ability, religion, or size.


The Westport Writers’ Workshop follows the Westport Public School calendar for holiday closures.

View Our Workshops

4-Week workshops 
1-Day workshops


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