Tinker Mountain Writers' Residential Workshop

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2024


Merit & Need based. See website for details

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

A Home for Writers of All Levels - Offering an In-Person Workshop Experience!

Fuel your passion and transform your writing! Spend an inspirational week at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the beautiful campus of Hollins University. Join us in one of our intimate and inspiring manuscript or write now workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or multigenre. Or our new tutorial option, which allows you to work with your faculty mentor in one-on-one sessions that focus solely on your own work.

Our manuscript workshops allow you to share work with colleagues and your faculty mentor in advance. In return you will receive supportive and critical feedback during the week. If you don’t have a manuscript, or you’re looking to start new work, a “write now workshop” is the perfect choice. This allows you to write each day and join fellow writers for both in-class writing exercises and sharing of work written during Tinker Mountain.

Whether taking part in a tutorial, manuscript, or write now workshop, you can participate in craft talks, readings, and social sessions. 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.

The depth of warmth, personality and kindness in our community of writers contributes to making this the kind of experience that all of us can value and find truly sustaining. We hope that you will join us in June!


Featured Writers Include:

Fred Leebron, director, fiction tutorial; Rachel Beanland, fiction; Amanda Cockrell, fiction; Dorothy Hassan, multi-genre; Barbara Jones, agent, multi-genre; Rebecca Lindenberg, poetry; James McKean, creative nonfiction; Dan Mueller, fiction; Candice Ransom, children’s picture books and easy readers; Laura Ruby, young adult.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Hollins University
7916 Williamson Road
Virginia, United States

Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshops

Since 2005, Tinker Mountain Writers has nurtured and inspired over 750 writers through manuscript and write now workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, genre, and film/ screenwriting. 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 time 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’ Workshop more than once. Why don’t you join them and see how we can help you create something great?