2018 Dates: February 28th to March 6th.

Thank you for applying!  This page begins your first step toward joining us at Pele’s Fire for a truly transformative experience.

Our full package of writing, conversation and inspiration, and an individual consultation on your manuscript, runs from February 28th through March 6th, 2018. Your registration fee covers tuition for all workshop offerings, including classes, meetings, discussions and an individual consultation, as well as a special discounted rate negotiated for you with Kalani for all meals, housing and use of the Kalani grounds. Additional classes, massage, adventures are available to you through Kalani for an additional fee. Transportation not included.

Cottage lodging and Kama’aina/off-site registration are both available. Stay with us at Kalani for $2295 (double occupancy) or if you are local, our kama’aina rate is $1299 (includes three meals a day) with a Hawaii ID. Discounts for returning participants. Select single ($2925 for your own cottage) and triple occupancy ($1995 for three but it’s quite spacious if you are friends) options also available until full. Inquire to assistant@pelesfire.com.

Please make sure you have looked over this site carefully, for example, our Frequently Asked Questions, since you will be making your nonrefundable deposit within 48 hours after you have been accepted to Pele’s Fire.

We’d like to know more about you – what brings you to Pele’s Fire, what you hope to take home.  We love thoughtful responses.  If you have worked with one of us before, let us know. Anything you think we need to know, now is the time.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pele’s Fire.

IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE FORM, please make sure you have completed all the required boxes. And as always, if you don’t hear from us in a timely manner, please do feel free to check on your application by emailing us at assistant@pelesfire.com. (It should take about a week to process your application.) You should receive an acknowledgement autoresponder after this form is successfully received. But glitches are a part of life…

Priority application deadline: December 4, 2017 for guaranteed housing.

After this date, inquire for available space.


Genre for your manuscript consultation and workshop. (Note that all generative workshops are not genre-specific) :*
What are your goals for this workshop?*
Briefly describe the project you plan to work on at Pele's Fire*
Have you studied with one of us before? If so, please indicate this:
Preference for Manuscript Consultation. (Please rank. We will do our best to match you to your first choice, but cannot guarantee your choice. Please enter N/A if genre or style is not appropriate for your work.)*
Upload your writing sample here. 15 pages max. Please choose something that represents what you hope to be working on at Pele's Fire. (You do not have to send the maximum number of pages, nor does your submission have to be exactlywhat you will be working on in March.) PDF files only please! (Docs were crashing our form.)*

Non-refundable application fee: $20.00. This form will take you to Square to complete your payment. (https://squareup.com/store/peles-fire-writing-retreat)

We consider each manuscript carefully. This fee covers our review and ensures that all applicants are serious about their desire to join us at Pele's Fire.

By submitting this application, I agree that I have read and agree to Pele's Fire's policies and liability waiver.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, a nonrefundable deposit of $500.00 is due within 48 hours. If your deposit is not received within that time, your spot will be released to another writer.