Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop — Residential

Want to be a writer who makes people think, ponder, and listen? Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop is your chance to develop the skills you’ve always wanted.

TMWW gathers some of the best writers — and teachers of writing — in the country. They mentor small, week-long workshops. Thoughtful adult students hone their craft and take their work to the next level.

Choose from ten Workshops in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Classes are no larger than 12 students. Get one-on-one interaction with workshop leaders along with in-depth class discussions.

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Pinckney Benedict

A Remarkably Talented Faculty

“What has always impressed me most about Pinckney is the sheer power of his imagination. In workshops, he didn’t often walk us through close readings as other professors did; instead he talked about dreams, about the power of the subconscious, and quoted Aristotle: ‘With respect to the requirement of art, the probable impossible is always preferable to the improbable possible.'”

Author Mary Stewart Atwell on Pinckney Benedict (left), who teaches fiction writing at TMWW


Carolyn Rowland

One Writer’s Workshop Experience

“…we had lots of time for individual attention to our manuscripts. I think I learned as much from my critique as I did from everyone else’s critique….On the whole, the workshop was very well organized, the food was great, and the particular class I attended was terrific. I made friends with several writers that I hope will remain friends or critique partners now that we have left the workshop – and I can’t wait for next year.”

Carolyn Rowland, “A Summer Workshop – Hollins University,” MostlyMystery.com, June 24, 2014