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The 12th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop was held from July 13 to July 20 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 Mary Ruefle, Kevin Young, and Matthew Zapruder; fiction writers Dorothy Allison, Robert Boswell, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Jonathan Dee, Anthony Doerr, Rachel Kushner, Kelly Link, Antonya Nelson, Dana Spiotta, Wells Tower, and Joy Williams; and creative nonfiction writers Jo Ann Beard, Nick Flynn, and Ann Hood. Tuition was $1,100; the fee for lodging and meals was $600. Scholarships were available. Participants could audit seminars for $250 (no application was necessary), and individual event tickets were also available. Applicants submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose with a $40 application fee. The deadline for scholarship applications was March 24; general applications were accepted on a rolling basis. Call or visit the website for more information.
Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, 260 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 219-0622. Lance Cleland, Director.