Tin House Summer Workshop

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The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop was held online from July 12 to July 26.  The virtual program in short fiction and novel writing was held from July 12 to July 18, 2020; the virtual program in poetry, nonfiction, and the graphic novel was held from July 19 to July 26, 2020. The event featured workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, as well as lectures, panels, readings, and meetings with agents and editors. Participating writers included poets Hanif Abdurraqib, Jericho Brown, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil; fiction writers Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Kristen Arnett, Matt Bell, Jennine Capó Crucet, Renee Gladman, Manuel Gonzales, Catherine Lacey, Carmen Maria Machado, Tommy Orange, Matthew Salesses, Rion Amilcar Scott, and Leni Zumas; creative nonfiction writers Melissa Febos, Saeed Jones, Kiese Laymon, Jeannie Vanasco, and Elissa Washuta; and graphic narrative writer Mira Jacob. Tuition was $1,600. Scholarships and payment plans were available. Writers submitted a writing sample of up to four poems, 5,000 words of prose, or up to 20 pages of graphic narrative with a $30 application fee by March 11. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact India Downes-Le Guin, assistant director, at india@tinhouse.com for accessibility details.

Contact Information

Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, 2601 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR 97210. (503) 219-0622. Lance Cleland, Director.