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The 14th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop was held from July 10 to July 17 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as seminars, readings, and meetings with agents and editors. Participating writers included poets Jericho Brown, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo; fiction writers Steve Almond, Alexander Chee, Jonathan Dee, Mat Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Rebecca Makkai, Antonya Nelson, Chinelo Okparanta, Dana Spiotta, Jess Walter, Joy Williams, and Luis Alberto Urrea; and creative nonfiction writers Jo Ann Beard and Michelle Tea. Tuition was $1,100; the fee for lodging and meals is $650. Scholarships were available. Writers were able to audit the workshop for $300 (no application necessary). Writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose with a $40 application fee. The deadline for scholarship applications was March 18. General applications were accepted on a rolling basis. Call or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, 260 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 219-0622. Lance Cleland, Director.