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Writer's Retreat Program Details

What is Included in the Writer's Retreat

** We are currently not acceptipng applications for the Writer's Retreat **
  • A round trip air ticket purchased through the Issachar Fund’s travel agent or pre-approved mileage reimbursement.
  • A $40/day per diem.
  • Transportation between the airport and apartment.
  • Furnished apartment with full kitchen, one full bathroom, living and dining area, one bedroom with Queen size bed (and linens), and one office with sleeper sofa and writing desk.
  • Rent and utilities are covered by TIF for the duration of your stay.
  • Cleaning products and a bi-weekly cleaning service.
  • Wi-fi access and printer.
  • A bus transportation pass and bus guide if needed.
  • A parking spot if you will have a car during your stay and a parking pass.
  • Library card to Grand Rapids Public Library and Calvin College library.
  • Basic orientation of Grand Rapids including:
    • The apartment and the Issachar Fund offices
    • TIF staff introductions
    • What to do in case of emergency
    • Locations of:
      • Libraries and universities
      • Restaurants
      • Grocery stores
      • Post offices
      • Banks
      • Other shopping districts
      • Museums
      • Houses of worship
What is Not Included in the Writer's Retreat
  • Travel and living expenses for additional guests.
  • Visas.
  • Transportation outside of what is mentioned above.
  • Extra furnishings to accommodate guests.
  • Additional costs.
  • Costs for extended stay.
  • Costs for damages in apartment. (This will be mentioned in the lease.)