1. Can I bring a guest?

Your guest will need to register for the conference and pay the registration fee. Please click here for the registration link. 

2. I’m unable to attend on Saturday. Is it possible to register for a Friday master class?  

NO, you must register for the Saturday conference in order to attend a Friday master class. 

3. Can you recommend any reasonable hotels in the area?  

YES, please click here

4. Are scholarships available for the conference?

YES, Kweli has limited scholarships. If you are interested in a scholarship, you must complete an application form and submit a statement of financial need, a short essay explaining your interest in attending the conference, and a writing or illustration sample. THE DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 6PM. Please email if you have any questions.  

5. I applied for a manuscript critique. When is the deadline for submission?

Your manuscript for the critique session must be sent via email to by Friday, March 1st, 11:59PM (i.e., 5 - 10 pages ONLY, in standard manuscript format). Include a synopsis if you are submitting an excerpt from a middle grade or young adult novel.

6. What should I expect with the manuscript critique?

The editor or agent you have selected has spent time preparing a thoughtful and carefully considered critique for you. Please listen to the editor or agent closely during the manuscript critique session, without interruption. Once they have finished, you will be able to ask a few questions. Please note that each critique is limited to 12 minutes. Time keepers will assure that the critique sessions start on time and end on time. 

7. Does Kweli have a sexual harassment policy?

YES, Kweli is a safe space for everyone. Please click here to read our policy. 

8. What is your cancellation policy?

Cancel by February 24th, 2018- 100% refund
Cancel by March 10, 2018 – 50% credit for a future Kweli event
Cancel by March 24, 2018 – 25% credit for a future Kweli event
No refunds for cancellations received after March 24, 2018
No refund on one-on-one, Critiques, Workshop Intensive fees after March 24, 2017