The 17th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop was held from July 7 to July 14 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, as well as seminars, readings, and meetings with agents and editors. Participating writers included poets Kaveh Akbar, Natalie Diaz, Maureen N. McLane, D. A. Powell, and Patricia Smith; fiction writers Jamel Brinkley, Lan Samantha Chang, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Danielle Evans, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Garth Greenwell, Kelly Link, Rebecca Makkai, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Justin Torres, and Laura van den Berg; creative nonfiction writers Mitchell S. Jackson, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Michelle Tea; and graphic narrative writer Kristen Radtke. Tuition was $1,600; the fee for lodging and meals was $300. Workshops could be audited for $400. Scholarships were available; the deadline for scholarship applications was March 10. Writers submitted a writing sample of up to four poems, 5,000 words of prose, or up to 15 pages of graphic narrative with a $30 application fee by April 7. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, 2601 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 219-0622. Lance Cleland, Director.