Tinker Mountain Writers Workshops & Retreats

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Jun 7 - Jun 12, 2020


TUITION / COST:$795.00
Workshop Scholarships - Merit & Need based. See website for details

CONTACT: Christine Powell
PHONE: 540-362-6225
EMAIL: cpowell@hollins.edu
WEBSITE: www.hollins.edu/tmww

Create Something Great at Tinker Mountain Writers - workshops and retreats - Hollins University, Roanoke Virginia.

Fuel your passion and transform your writing during your one-week experience in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the beautiful campus of Hollins University. Join us this year in one of our intimate and inspiring workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or writing for the screen. Our workshops allow you to share work with colleagues and your faculty mentor in advance, and receive supportive and critical feedback.

If you don’t have a manuscript, or you’re looking to start new work, one of our multi-genre generative retreats is the perfect choice. Our retreats allow you to write each day and join fellow writers for both in-class writing exercises and sharing of work written right here at Tinker Mountain.

Whether taking part in a workshop or a retreat, you can participate in craft seminars, readings, meals, and social events. You’ll have plenty of interaction with faculty, including a one on one session with your faculty mentor, and have the opportunity to network with other writers for ideas and support.

Choose from seven workshops and three retreats.


Featured Writers Include:

Fred Leebron, director, Advanced Novel workshop

Pinckney Benedict, Multi-genre workshop, all levels

Rachel Ekstrom, Agent, Fiction/Nonfiction workshop, advanced

Trish Harnetiaux, Stage+Screen workshop, all levels

Barbara Jones, Editor, Fiction/Memoir workshop, advanced

Mesha Maren, Fiction workshop, all levels

James McKean, Nonfiction retreat, all levels

Thorpe Moeckel, Poetry retreat, all levels

Daniel Mueller, Fiction retreat, all levels

M. Randal O’Wain, Memoir workshop, all levels


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting


Hollins University
7916 Williamson Road
Virginia, United States

Tinker Mountain Writers

Since 2005, Tinker Mountain Writers has nurtured and empowered over 500 writers through workshops and retreats in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We gather some of the best teachers of writing, who work alongside you to hone your craft and take your work to the next level. From novice to experienced, all levels are equally supported and challenged.

Spend the week with us and leave with a new manuscript, or with new ideas for your existing work. Over 20% of our participants have attended Tinker Mountain Writers more than once. Why don’t you join them and see how we can help you create something great?