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The 11th annual Tin House Summer Writers Workshop will be held from July 14 to July 21 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as seminars, readings, and meetings with agents and editors. Participating writers include poets Major Jackson, Dorothea Laskey, and Dorianne Laux; fiction writers Steve Almond, Lan Samantha Chang, Charles D’Ambrosio, Dana Spiotta, Anthony Doerr, Benjamin Percy, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Karen Russell, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jess Walter; and creative nonfiction writers David Shields, Maggie Nelson, and Cheryl Strayed. Tuition is $1,100; the fee for lodging and meals is $575. Scholarships are available. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose with a $40 application fee. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 18. General applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Seminars may be audited for $250 (no application necessary), and individual event tickets are also available. Registration is first come, first served. Call or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, P.O. Box 10500, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 219-0622. Lance Cleland, Director.