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The 11th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop was held from June 12 to June 17 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 included poets Thorpe Moeckel and Emilia Phillips; fiction writers Laura Benedict, Pinckney Benedict, Sarah Bowlin, Fred Leebron, and Daniel Mueller; creative nonfiction writer James McKean; and agent Jeff Kleinman (Folio Literary Management). 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. Writers submitted the required application form and a $500 deposit to be used toward tuition by May 2. Registration was first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, P.O. Box 9552, Roanoke, VA 24020. (540) 362-6229. Christine Powell, Contact.