june 11 – 15, 2023
A Home for Writers of all Levels
Fuel your passion and transform your writing during your one-week experience 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.
Our manuscript workshops allow you to share work with colleagues and your faculty mentor in advance, and 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 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.
[Updated 1/9/23] Beginning May 22, 2023, COVID-19 vaccinations, while strongly encouraged, are no longer required to participate in activities and events on campus. We encourage and support the use of KN95 and surgical masks as well as other precautions for those who choose to do so. Those who have any symptoms affiliated with a cold, the flu, RSV, or COVID-19, should wear a mask.
“An extraordinary experience. The campus was a spectacular place.”
~ John Newlin
“I never expected to find such a supportive community for my burgeoning work. There was a perfect balance of constructive criticism and encouragement. I learned so much and my craft was nurtured this week. Can’t wait to return!”
~ Jessica Mattox
“Part of the magic of this conference is the magical, beautiful setting at Hollins.”
~ Tamra Wilkson
“Always an opportunity to grow in craft and nurture contacts with other writers. An amazing experience and supportive environment. People return again and again because they get a quality experience.”
~ Jan Bowman