A weeklong intensive of workshops, seminars, panels, and readings led by the editors of Tin House magazine and Tin House Books and their guests: prominent contemporary writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
The program combines morning workshops, each limited to 12 participants, with afternoon craft seminars and career panels. Evenings are reserved for author readings. Tin House editors and guest agents are available to meet individually with students throughout the week. For students who have completed a collection of stories or poems, memoir, or novel, one-on-one mentorships are available for an additional fee. Students meet with their mentors two to three times throughout the week and receive a comprehensive manuscript evaluation.
The Workshop is held at Reed College, located on 100 acres of rolling lawns, winding lanes, and magnificent old trees in southeast Portland, minutes from downtown and twelve miles from the airport. Portland offers a vibrant art scene, superb dining, excellent public transportation, and is home to Powell's, the world's largest independent bookstore.
2013: Steve Almond, Lan Samantha Chang, Anthony Doerr, Major Jackson,Dorianne Laux, Maggie Nelson, Benjamin Percy, Karen Russell, Karen Shepard, Jim Shepard, David Shields, Dana Spiotta, Cheryl Strayed, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jess Walter