june 12 – 16, 2022
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 multi-genre.
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.
*Hollins University requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (including boosters) in order to participate in the workshops.
“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