Tin House Workshop: Reading Fellowship

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For the last several years, we have invited former alums to join us as paid readers for an application season. This has allowed us an opportunity to further engage with our community as well as open up our admission panel to a broader set of readers with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and passions. Through this collaboration, we have seen our programs and community expand in what are thoughtful and meaningful ways. With that spirit in mind, we are excited to announce a new direction for this program: The Tin House Workshop Reading Fellowship!

Reading Fellowship
August 2024-July 2025
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Readers

For the last few years, we have invited former alum to join us as paid readers for an application season. This has allowed us an opportunity to further engage with our alum,-whom we love!- as well as open up our admission panel to a broader set of readers with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and passions. Through this collaboration, we have seen our programs and community expand in what are thoughtful and meaningful ways.

With that spirit in mind, we are excited to announce a new direction for this program: The Tin House Workshop Reading Fellowship!

This 12-month paid fellowship, which runs from August through July each year, is designed to provide fellows with an opportunity to gain insight into arts administration, sharpen their critical reading skills, and help shape our workshop and residency programs. The Reading Fellow’s responsibilities will include reading, voting, and awarding scholarships for various workshop programs and helping select our Residents. Through this program, Fellows will also be given opportunities to enrich their own writing practices through online classes, lectures, and meetings with Tin House Books staff. The fellowship will culminate with a week-long writing residency at the Tin House Summer Workshop.

Please note this fellowship is currently only open to Workshop and Residency Alum.

Feel free to reach out to us at workshop@tinhouse.com with any questions.

 

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2023-2024 Reading Fellows

Brenna Gomez

Brenna Gomez is a queer Latina writer based in the PNW. Her work has appeared in: Prairie Schooner, StoryQuarterly, Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume 5, The Dark Magazine, Complete Sentence, Excuse Me Mag, and Joyland. Brenna is the recipient of a Hedgebrook residency and is a 2017/2020 Tin House Workshop alumna. Her story "Eileen" was a 2021 Best of the Net nominee. She is working on a coming of age novel about family secrets, curses, and betrayals set in rural Southern Colorado and a collection of realist and fabulist stories.

Camille U. Adams

Camille U. Adams is a Pushcart Prize nominated writer from Trinidad and Tobago. She earned her MFA in Poetry from CUNY and is a current Ph.D. Candidate in Creative Nonfiction at FSU where she has been awarded a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship and nominated for a teaching award. Camille is a Tin House alum and a Tin House summer workshop reader. She is also a Kenyon Writers Workshop alum. Additionally, Camille has been awarded the sole full scholarship from Granta Magazine’s inaugural nature writing workshop as well as fellowships from Roots Wounds Words, Community of Writers, Kweli Literary Festival, Grubstreet, VONA, etc. Her writing has been longlisted in the Graywolf Creative Nonfiction Prize 2022 and selected as a finalist for The 2021 Orison Anthology Award in Nonfiction. Camille’s memoir work is featured in Passages North, Citron Review, Hippocampus Magazine, XRAY Literary Magazine, Variant Literature, The Forge Literary Magazine, Kweli Magazine, The Caribbean Writer, and elsewhere. Camille also serves as the assistant nonfiction editor at The Account Magazine, a nonfiction editor at Variant Literature, and a memoir reader for Split Lip Magazine. She is currently querying her first memoir. When she isn’t writing and teaching, Camille can be found on Twitter at @Camille_U_Adams where she spends way too much time.

Destiny Hemphill

Destiny Hemphill (she/her) is a chronically ill ritual worker and poet, living on the unceded territory of the Eno-Occaneechi band of the Saponi Nation (Durham, NC). A recipient of fellowships from Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, Callaloo, Tin House, and Kenyon Review's Writers Workshop, she is the author of the poetry chapbook Oracle: a Cosmology (Honeysuckle Press, 2018) and the collection motherworld: a devotional for the alter-life (Action Books, 2023), a two time finalist for the National Poetry Series Prize. Her work has also been featured in Poetry Magazine, Southern Cultures, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day series. She served as the 2022-2023 Kenan Visiting Writer in Poetry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill .

Felix Lecocq

Felix Lecocq is a writer living in Chicago. You can find his work in Black Warrior Review, Joyland, HAD, Peach Mag and elsewhere, and his chapbook of lyric essays "Mosquito: A Memoir" (2022) was published through the University of Chicago Migration Studies Project. Felix teaches with the Chicago Asian Writers Workshop and is currently working on a novel about Vietnamese refugees, the AIDS crisis, and alien abduction.

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Giovannai Rosa

Giovannai Rosa is a writer and artist from Miami. They're the winner of the 2022 Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Award in Poetry, a 2022 Periplus Fellow, and a 2023 Tin House Scholar.

Joseph Demes

Joseph Demes is the editor-in-chief of Long Day Press. A nominee for the 2021 PEN America Dau Prize, he has published work in Hobart After Dark, Oyez Review, and Essay Daily, among other print and digital journals. His writing has received support from Vermont Studio Center, the Tin House Writers Workshop, the Southampton Writers Conference, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he completed his MFA. He lives in New York.

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is a lesbian writer of essays, fiction, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the author of Helen House (Burrow Press). She is the managing editor of Autostraddle and the managing editor of TriQuarterly. Her short stories appear in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Catapult, The Offing, Joyland, The Rumpus, Cake Zine, and others. Some of her pop culture writing can be found in The Cut, The A.V. Club, Vulture, Refinery29, and Vice, and she previously worked as a restaurant reporter for Eater NY. She attended the 2020, 2021, and 2023 Tin House Summer Workshops for short fiction, was a 2021 nonfiction fellow for Lambda Literary's Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, and will be the 2023 speculative writer-in-residence at Lambda.

Stuti Sharma

Stuti Sharma is a writer, comedian, photographer, organizer, & music writer.