The 14th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop was held from June 10 to June 15 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, individual conferences with faculty members, and readings. The faculty includes poets Rebecca Lindenberg and Jon Pineda; fiction writers Pinckney Benedict, Fred Leebron, and Karon Luddy; multi-genre writers James McKean and Daniel Mueller; agent Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management); and editor Barbara Jones (Henry Holt & Company). The cost of tuition was $795. Housing was available on campus for $225 for the week or in nearby hotels beginning at $65 per night. A campus meal plan was available for $200. Scholarships are available. Writers submitted the required application form and a $500 deposit to be used toward tuition by May 1. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, P.O. Box 9552, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020. (540) 362-6225. Christine Powell, Contact.