Tin House Summer Workshop

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Portland, OR, United States
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The 20th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held from July 8 to July 16 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (limited to 8 to 10 members per class), as well as one-on-one meetings with faculty and industry guests, craft lectures, author conversations, generative exercises, readings, and karaoke. Participating writers included poets Megan Fernandes, Solmaz Sharif, and Jake Skeets; fiction writers Dantiel W. Moniz, Deesha Philyaw, and Matthew Salesses; and nonfiction writers Jaquira Díaz, Melissa Febos, and Meredith Talusan. Tuition was $1,500; the fee for meals and lodging in the Reed College dormitories was $700. Scholarships, payment plans, and application fee waivers were available. Using only the online application system, writers submitted a writing sample of up to four poems totaling no more than eight pages or up to 4,000 words of prose with a $25 application fee from January 9 to January 29. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Accessibility accommodations included elevator access to multilevel event and dorm spaces; accessible doorways and pathways; accessible restrooms and dorm rooms; an accessible dining hall; golf cart rides to and from all dorms and events; reserved accessible seating for all lectures, workshops, and public readings; and ASL interpretation at all readings. Contact workshop@tinhouse.com for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Tin House Summer Workshop, 2601 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 345-5123. Lance Cleland, Executive Workshop Director.