Tinker Mountain Writers

June 7-12, 2020

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 stage+screen. 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 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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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