Inclement Weather Policy
Our students’ and staff’s safety is most important to us. Unless otherwise stated, when Westport Public Schools close, our workshops will be canceled and rescheduled for later dates. If there is a delay, morning workshops will be canceled and rescheduled and afternoon workshops will be held. If there is early dismissal, our afternoon and evening classes will be canceled. Please note that the same policy applies to Farmington Valley Arts Center classes, which follow the Avon Public School closings and Ridgefield, which follow the Ridgefield Public School closings.
The most up to date information will be posted on the home page of our website. We will also aim to send out an email to affected students by 8 am, though email delays may occur outside of our control.
Most of our 2 1/2 hour workshops are limited to 7 participants with a minimum of 6 required to run. In the case, however, that 4-5 participants enroll WWW will run the class but shorten the scheduled meeting time to 2 hours per session.
Any workshop with 3 or fewer participants will be cancelled before the start of classes and those registered will have the choice of switching to another available workshop or receive a refund.
We regret that all students must be 18 or over to attend our workshops.
Refunds and Credit Policy
Students withdrawing more than three weeks before the start of the first workshop meeting will receive a full credit toward another workshop in which room is available, a full credit toward a future workshop, or a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Students withdrawing less than three weeks but more than one week prior to the start of the workshop will receive a full credit toward another workshop in which room is available or a full refund less a $100 cancellation fee.
No credit or refund will be given for students withdrawing less than one week prior to the start of the workshop, or after the first meeting of the workshop, regardless of whether the student attended the workshop. They may, however, switch to another class if space is available and Westport Writers’ agree it is suitable.
Makeups will be scheduled for any cancellation due to weather, or any other cancellation by the Westport Writers’ Workshop. If a makeup cannot be scheduled, then a pro-rated refund will be given.
To receive a refund or credit please call or email the Westport Writers’ Workshop. Failure to attend a workshop does not constitute an official withdrawal.
Westport Writers Workshop has the right to remove any participant who is disruptive or unpleasant. In that case, no refund will be provided.
All efforts will be made to make sure participants are happy in their groups but Westport Writers may move students to other groups to balance classes.