The 15th annual Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop will be held from June 9 to June 14 on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft seminars, individual conferences with faculty members, readings, and time to write. The faculty includes poet Rebecca Lindenberg; fiction writers Pinckney Benedict, Michele Claudio, and Fred Leebron; multi-genre writers Khris Baxter, Lisa Brevard, James McKean, Thorpe Moeckel, Daniel Mueller, and Maxine Swann; agent Rachel Ekstrom Courage (Folio Literary Management); and editor Barbara Jones (Henry Holt). The cost of tuition is $795. Housing is available on campus for $225 for the week or in nearby hotels beginning at $70 per night. A campus meal plan is available for $200. Scholarships are available. Submit the required application form and a $500 deposit to be used toward tuition by May 1. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020. (540) 362-6225. Christine Powell, Contact.