How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once the class is full, applicant names will be added to a waiting list. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as only a few spots remain. To apply, please submit a completed online application with:

  • A 350-word statement detailing what you hope to experience at THREAD. In the document, please also include a link to at least one work that you are proud of, from any medium. If you have no published work online, you can submit your sample as a separate file with your application.

  • A résumé

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is $1,995 and includes program materials, welcome reception, drink vouchers for nightly gatherings, and all-day refreshments.

Notification of Acceptance

We will inform applicants of their acceptance within two weeks of receiving their completed application. Once the program reaches capacity, we will not accept additional participants, but will add names to a wait list.

Cancellation Policy

A full tuition fee refund will be issued if you withdraw from THREAD by May 20th. After that date, no refund will be issued. However, you may defer your participation until the following year (any fee increase will apply) or send a qualified substitute in your place (separate application is required).


Participants have the option to stay in a Yale dormitory for the duration of the program (check in: June 9, check out: June 12). Housing is an additional $295 and includes sheets, towels, and daily breakfast in one of Yale's dining halls. If you need extra nights, please email us. Discounts cannot be applied to the housing fee.

Work Requirement

If you are accepted, you will be asked to submit a completed work or a work in progress that can be circulated to the other members of your small-group workshop, to be discussed when you meet at THREAD. It should be a work that you are comfortable discussing in a public setting, as your fellow workshop participants will read it in advance and offer constructive feedback, which may be positive or negative (and will likely be both). Written works in progress should be reasonably short, between 2-10 pages, double-spaced (excerpts of longer works are permitted). Video/Audio clips should be no longer than 5 minutes.

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