Frequently Asked Questions






The organizers of Write on the Edge continue to monitor the pandemic closely. Your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. All attendees, staff, and faculty must be fully vaccinated against COVID and show valid proof of vaccination at check in. We will continue to monitor all relevant governmental regulations and recommendations. Our policies regarding COVID-19 will be announced in a timely manner as the situation develops.

The conference opens at noon on Saturday, June 25, 2022. That is the arrival date, but no classes will be held that day. Plan to arrive on campus before dinner, which starts at 5:00 pm. The opening program starts at 7:00 pm. Classes begin on Sunday morning, June 26. The last day of class is Friday, July 1, and a closing program will be held that evening. The departure date is Saturday, July 2. No classes will be held that day. Some folks like to arrive early so they can join the army of volunteers putting this conference together — please click the volunteer button on our website! Pre-conference housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Amount of refund depends on when cancellation is made.

  • Standard Participants: $100 deposit is non-refundable
  • Early Bird $500 deposit: $100 is non-refundable, $400 is refundable until November 15, 2021
  • Balance (not including deposit):
    • Paid balance amount, is refundable until March 15, 2022
    • 50% of paid balance amount is refundable between March 16 and May 1, 2022
    • 30% of paid balance amount is refundable between May 2 and May 25, 2022
    • No refunds after May 25, 2022 unless your space is filled from waiting list, and then 30% is refundable.

Your registration number determines your priority in choosing available classes. Registration numbers are assigned in chronological order upon registration through this website. We encourage participants to register online and pay via check. Your registration number will be determined solely by the date and time of your online registration. We will allow fourteen days for your check to arrive. This reflects the date by which we should receive your check, not the postmark date. Should your check not arrive within fourteen days, you will forfeit your registration number and be issued a new number upon receipt of payment. All regular registration numbers issued will begin with 150.

Write on the Edge participants will be housed in the contemporary Sauvignon Village residential suites. Each suite contains a small kitchen, living room, two double rooms, each with its own bath and two single rooms, each with its own bath. The dorms are close to the Student Center in which the dining hall, conference offices, and several key conference events will be located.

We could not be happier to be sharing meals again in the wonderful Sonoma State dining facility, The Kitchens. A broad range of delicious California cuisines is offered for each meal at several unique food stations. Vegetarian and gluten-free options accommodate most dietary preferences.

The Sonoma State University campus is flat and the farthest classrooms, in the art department, are about a quarter mile from the dorms. We will have golf cart shuttles for those who need them. Some classes will be held within the dorm complex and the Student Center, which is opposite the dorms. We will also be using several classroom buildings that are very close to the Student Center. Scooter rentals will also be available.

A regularly scheduled shuttle service is available from San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport to Rohnert Park. Details will be provided with the registration package early next year, including costs for this service. Also, Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, in nearby Santa Rosa, is now scheduling flights throughout the United States.

Paper & Ink Arts will be our on-campus week-long store. They will have class supply lists and will stock everything you need, and more. You will be able to pre-order books and supplies and have them waiting for you to pick up when you arrive.

A two-day vendor show will include manufacturers and distributors of specialty products, books, tools and materials sure to capture the attention of calligraphers of all stripes.

With over 40 classes from which to choose, taught by preeminent artists from around the world, selecting classes may seem daunting. So, how do you choose? Here’s how it works:
  • Detailed class descriptions and faculty bios are on the WOTE website. Dive in and note which ones you think you’d like to take and whether they are half-week or full-week classes.
  • As you will have seen on the class descriptions on the website, there are full-week classes and two sets of half-week classes, those conducted the first half of the week (Series A) and those conducted the second half of the week (Series B).
  • Your schedule for the week will be either two half-week classes or one full-week class.

You get to choose three separate schedules of classes for the week, and rank them by preference.

Your choices are not limited to selecting either all full-week classes or all half-week classes. There are combinations you are free to select.
As an example, your first preference may be a full-week class. Second preference, two of the half-week classes. Third preference, another full-week class.
  • Most people find it difficult to limit their choices to three given the wealth and variety of options. Class sizes are generally small, usually no more than 18 students, to permit individualized attention. The majority of people get their top choice of class(es), but you will get one of your 3 choices. Classes will be assigned based on the order in which you registered for the conference and the preferences you indicate.
  • On January 1, 2022, class preference forms will be available in your WOTE website account. Everyone has until March 15, 2022 to complete and submit the form. No class assignments are finalized before the March 15 deadline You can change or edit your choices up to the March 15 deadline.
  • Class assignments are announced April 15.