Tinker Mountain Writers


June 9-14, 2019

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 and or romance fiction. Our creative writing 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 new 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.

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“The structure, format and tenor of the workshop provided the right balance of structure and creativity – just perfect.”
~ Heidi Schmidt

“Tinker Mountain Writers is the place for writers to renew and recharge.”
~ Rayne Debski

“A terrific experience – faculty, participants, group size and shared experiences. Hollins is a real jewel.”
~ Sally Fisk

“Wow! I had no idea so much inspiration and guidance could be packed in 5 days!”
~ Blaise Kielar