What does the Basic Level Pass include? $80 online, $110 at the door

Your pass allows you attend all festival activities, including panels, presentations, workshops, readings, kaffeeklatches, blue pencil sessions, and the expo (only exception is the banquet). You will receive conference publications with important updates and information. 

What is a Unicorn Pass? $160 online only

In addition to attending all festival activities as in the Basic Level you will be donating a full weekend pass to someone who really needs the help! We'll be running a sponsorship program so your unicorn pass will allow someone to attend who otherwise would be unable to.

What is a Donation to a Pass?

Would you like to make a donation toward a sponsored pass for someone else? We run a sponsorship program so your donation toward a pass will allow someone to attend who otherwise would be unable to. Give whatever you can, beginning at $5. Thank you for your generosity and for giving the gift of the festival to someone else.

What does a One Day Pass include? $40 online, $60 at the door

Can't make it to the entire weekend of festivities? Can you join us for one day? Great! We have One Day passes for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Attend all the panels, presentations, workshops, blue pencils etc, offered on that day! 

What does the banquet include?

The banquet is a catered dinner by the hotel on Saturday night and will also include an inspiring keynote speech. *Price for the banquet covers the hotel charge per person, plus payment processing fee. Note: Banquet tickets can be purchased in combination with the memberships, but is separate from the actual membership cost. You can attend just the festival or both.

What is a Sponsored Pass? $0 to you!

Would you like to attend the festival but don't have the funds? The Sponsored pass program has been created for those who could use financial help to attend the festival. The Sponsored passes come from other pass holders who would like to help the writing community, our business partners who want to give back, as well as the festival itself. Apply by going to “purchase” a sponsored pass here.

What is a Referred By a Friend Discounted Pass? $65 online only

Have you never attended the festival but would like to attend? If you know someone who has attended before and has sparked your interest in our event, simply email us at with their name and we'll send you to the discount promotion link to purchase your Basic Level pass at $15 off! Your friend will be entered in our draw to win a fabulous gift! Have you attended before and really want a friend of yours to come with you? Email us at for the promotion link to give them $15 off the Basic Level pass and we'll enter you in our giveaway for our fabulous gift!

What is this new concession?

We have arranged with the hotel for them to provide advance purchase concession items on Saturday and Sunday. We’ve worked with them on the items we are able to offer, please note we are restricted on the selections and have no control over the prices! But it you want food on site, ready and waiting for you, this is the way to do it! Simply choose your item, the day and you will receive the appropriate tickets when you pick up your badge. Then stop in at the concession during the open hours, 10:45am-1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. *PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to purchase the SAME item on both Saturday and Sunday, you will need to add them to your cart separately. Our apologies, we’re still working on our new system.



Memberships and banquet tickets are non-refundable but transferable.

Please email: to make the transfer.

In registering for the festival you consent to allowing the Creative Ink Festival to use any photographs or other recordings taken at the festival for promotional purposes.

Questions? Email