The 16th annual Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop will be held from July 8 to July 15 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 Matthew Dickman, Dorianne Laux, Ada Limón, Shane McCrae, and Tommy Pico; fiction writers Dorothy Allison, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Robert Boswell, Alexander Chee, Lauren Groff, Randa Jarrar, Tayari Jones, Antonya Nelson, Chinelo Okparanta, Benjamin Percy, Wells Tower, and Lidia Yuknavitch; and creative nonfiction writers Melissa Febos, Lacy M. Johnson, and Kiese Laymon. Tuition is $1,200; the fee for lodging and meals is $600. Scholarships are available. Workshops may be audited for $300. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 18. Submit a writing sample of up to five poems or 5,000 words of prose with a $40 application fee by May 6. 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.