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The 13th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop was held from July 12 to July 19 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 Natalie Diaz, Cornelius Eady, and Tony Hoagland; fiction writers Dorothy Allison, Robert Boswell, Lan Samantha Chang, Manuel Gonzales, Marlon James, Victor LaValle, Jenny Offill, Benjamin Percy, Karen Russell, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, and Claire Vaye Watkins; and creative nonfiction writers Charles D’Ambrosio, Maggie Nelson, and David Shields. Tuition was $1,100; the fee for lodging and meals was $600. Scholarships were available. Seminars could be audited for $250 (no application was 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.