Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop

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Portland, OR, United States
Event Date: 
July 12, 2020
Application Deadline: 
March 11, 2020
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 11, 2020
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The 18th annual Tin House Summer Workshop will be held from July 12 to July 19 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative, as well as lectures, panels, readings, and meetings with agents and editors. Participating writers include 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 is $1,600; the fee for lodging and meals is $400. Workshops may be audited for $500. Scholarships and payment plans are available. Submit 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.

Accessibility accommodations include elevator access to all multilevel event spaces; accessible doorways and pathways; accessible restrooms; accessible lodging upon request; an accessible dining hall; reserved accessible seating for all lectures, workshops, and public readings; and ASL interpretation at all readings. Contact India Downes-Le Guin, assistant director, at india@tinhouse.com for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

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