The nearest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport, about one hour south of the St. John’s College campus. Several car rental agencies are located at the airport. A cheaper option is to take the Sandia Shuttle to/from St. John’s. For your departure reservations, we recommend a shuttle pickup two hours before your desired airport arrival. Keep in mind that the earliest shuttle on Sunday morning, August 6, arrives at the airport around 6:30 am.

For driving directions to St. John’s College, click here.

Weather, Elevation, and Getting Around the Campus
Santa Fe has a high desert climate at an elevation of 7,000 feet, and the temperature averages a high of 83° during the day and a low of 51° at night in August.

The elevation may cause some altitude sickness or shortness of breath at the beginning of the week, but water intake negates many of these side effects. Let us emphasize that: if you drink a lot of water when you arrive, you'll likely experience nothing more than a little shortness of breath.

Most of the dorm rooms are about 50 yards up the hill from the main lecture building (see the campus map). The suites are about 200 yards up a short road.

For those with limited mobility, there are dorm rooms without stairs; and the grand majority of Glen events take place in a building with an elevator. If you’re concerned about getting around at the Glen, write our director of programs here.

What to Pack
Dress is casual at the Glen. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, and pack a rain jacket in the event of a summer storm. And here are a few other items you may want with you:

  • A water bottle
  • An alarm clock or other method of waking yourself up
  • Headphones
  • A coffee thermos
  • Your favorite linens
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • A bathrobe

How do I register/pay my balance?
You can register for the Glen Workshop here. Alternatively, you can call our office at 206-281-2988. When you register, you’ll be asked for a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold your space.

To pay the balance on your registration, we ask that you consider first paying by check, which helps us avoid hefty credit card fees on these balances. You can mail your check to:

3307 3rd Ave West
Suite 318
Seattle, WA 98119

If that’s not an option, or if you live outside the U.S., you can also call our office at 206-281-2988 to pay via credit card.

Is the room deposit refundable?
Your $200 deposit is not refundable. This has to do with booking minimums we make with the college.

When is the balance payment due?
Balance payments are due in full by May 15. However, we’re happy to work out a more flexible payment system on an individual basis. If you’re interested in that, write our director of programs.

Are there scholarships for the Glen?
Yes! There are indeed scholarships. Learn more here.

What are the facilities like?
You can learn more about St. John’s College (including details about meals, rooms, and more) on this page.

Can I buy art supplies in Santa Fe so I don't have to pack them?
There is a great art supply store in Santa Fe (about 15 minutes from the campus) called Artisan.

What is the daily schedule like?
Workshops and seminars take place in the mornings, and plenary events take place in the afternoons and evenings. Click here to see an example schedule.

What is the deadline for turning in my writing manuscript? [Writing workshops only.]
You must submit your writing manuscript by July 1, 2017 to [email protected] Please see your class page for specific parameters: MemoirPoetry with Carolyn Forché, Poetry with Gina Franco, Criticism, and Fiction.


Have a question that isn’t answered here? Feel free to write us at [email protected] or call 206-281-2988.

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