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2022 Summer Workshop

July 10-17, 2022
Applications Are Currently Closed
Cost:
$2,000

Our 2022 Summer Workshop will be held in person at Reed College from July 10th-17th. You can find further details about our COVID policy below.

Summer Readings

We are excited to once again be offering in-person readings as part of our 2022 Summer Workshop programming. Starting at 7:30 pm, these events will take place in Reed College’s Cerf Amphitheater and are free and open to the public. Faculty books will be available for purchase at the Reed Bookstore, with authors signing after the event. Masks are not required in the outdoor amphitheater.

Sunday, July 10: Megan Giddings, Anis Mojgani, Lidia Yuknavitch

Monday, July 11: Casey Plett, T Kira Madden, Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Tuesday, July 12: Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Book Release for “The Man Who CouldMove Clouds”

Thursday, July 14:  Patrick Cottrell, Sarah Gerard, Ruben Quesada, Lesley Nneka Arimah

Friday, July 15: Omar El Akkad, R.O. Kwon, Faylita Hicks

Saturday, July 16: Saeed Jones, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Paisley Rekdal

 

 

2022 Faculty

Anis Mojgani

Anis Mojgani is the current Poet Laureate of Oregon. A two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, he has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, The Bloedel Nature Reserve, The Sou’wester, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. The author of five books of poetry, he has done commissioned work for the Getty Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, given multiple TEDx talks, and April 2021 will see the premiere of his first opera libretto, Sanctuaries.

Casey Plett

Casey Plett is the author of A Dream of a WomanLittle FishA Safe Girl to Love, the co-editor of Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy From Transgender Writers, and the Publisher at LittlePuss Press. She has written for The New York TimesThe GuardianThe Globe and MailMcSweeney's Internet Tendencythe Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. A winner of the Amazon First Novel Award, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, and a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award, her work has also been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She splits her time between New York City and Windsor, Ontario."

Faylita Hicks

Faylita Hicks is the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019), a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize, and the 2019 Julie Suk Award. The former Editor-in-Chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, they currently serve as the 2021 Poet-in-Residence for Civil Rights Corps and are the fall 2021 Shearing Fellow for Black Mountain Institute. In June 2021, they became a voting member of the Recording Academy/Grammys as a spoken word artist.

Hicks is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from Broadway Advocacy Coalition, The Dots Between, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Lambda Literary, Tin House, and the Right of Return USA. They were a finalist for the 2021 Howard Foundation Fellowship, the 2021 Texas Poet Laureate, the 2021 and 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship, and the 2019 Creative Capital Award.

Their work has been featured in or is forthcoming in Adroit, American Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review, Ecotone, Kenyon Review, Longreads, Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, Slate, Texas Observer, Yale Review, amongst others. Their poetry is anthologized in The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood, What Tells You Ripeness: Black Writing on Nature, and When There Are Nine.

Their personal account of their time in pretrial incarceration in Hays County is featured in the ITVS Independent Lens 2019 documentary, “45 Days in a Texas Jail,” and the Brave New Films 2021 documentary narrated by Mahershala Ali, “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem.”

Hicks received a BA in English from Texas State University-San Marcos and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada University.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree was the silver medal winner in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, and a New York Times editor's choice. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Buzzfeed, Nylon, and Guernica, among others. Rojas Contreras has received numerous awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. She is a Visiting Writer at Saint Mary’s College. She is working on a family memoir about her grandfather, a curandero from Colombia who it was said had the power to move clouds.

Lesley Nneka Arimah 

Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. Her stories have been honored with a National Magazine Award, a Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, , McSweeney’s, GRANTA and has received support from The Elizabeth George Foundation and MacDowell. She was selected for the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 and her debut collection WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY won the 2017 Kirkus Prize, the 2017 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and was selected for the New York Times/PBS book club among other honors. Arimah is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in Writing. She lives in Las Vegas and is working on a novel about you.

Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the nationally bestselling author of the novels The Book of JoanThe Small Backs of Children, and Dora: A Headcase, and the short story collection Verge. Her widely acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water was a finalist for a PEN Center USA award for creative nonfiction and winner of a PNBA Award. She is the recipient of two Oregon Book Awards and has been a finalist for the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize and the PEN Center USA Creative Nonfiction Award. Thrust, a novel, comes out in June 2022.      

Megan Giddings

Megan Giddings has degrees from University of Michigan and Indiana University. She is a senior features editor at The Rumpus. In 2018, she was a recipient of a Barbara Deming Memorial fund grant for feminist fiction. Her novel, Lakewood, was published by Amistad in 2020. It was one of New York Magazine’s 10 best books of 2020, one of NPR’s best books of 2020, a Michigan Notable book for 2021, was a nominee for two NAACP Image Awards, and a finalist for a 2020 LA Times Book Prize in The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction category. In 2022, Megan has an essay in The Lonely Stories edited by Natalie Eve Garrett (Catapult) and her second novel, The Women Could Fly (Amistad), will be published on August 9th, 2022. She lives in the Midwest.

Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Nafissa Thompson-Spires is the author of Heads of the Colored People, which won the PEN Open Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Award for Fiction, and the Los Angeles Times’s Art Siedenbaum Award for First Fiction. Her collection was longlisted for the National Book Award, the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Award, and several other prizes, including an NAACP Image Award. She is also the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award.

She earned a doctorate in English from ­­­­Vanderbilt University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from ­­­­­­the University of Illinois. With dark humor and covering topics from identity to chronic illness, her short fiction and essays have appeared in The Paris Review DailyNew York Magazine’s “The Cut,” The RootThe White Review, Ploughshares,400 Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019, and The 1619 Project, among other publications. Her web series, Doing Stuff with Writers, premiered in 2020, and she made her television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2018. In addition to a novel under contract, she has new writing forthcoming in Fourteen Days: A Community Gathering, edited by Margaret Atwood.

She is currently the Richards Family Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Cornell University, teaching both in the MFA and undergrad programs.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black. Originally from Spring Valley, New York, he graduated from SUNY Albany and went on to receive his MFA from Syracuse University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, Literary Hub, the Paris Review, Guernica, and Longreads. He was selected by Colson Whitehead as one of the National Book Foundation's “5 Under 35” honorees, is the winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the Aspen Words Literary Prize.

Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He was born in Egypt, grew up in Qatar, moved to Canada as a teenager and now lives in the United States. The start of his journalism career coincided with the start of the war on terror, and over the following decade he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and many other locations around the world. His work earned a National Newspaper Award for Investigative Journalism and the Goff Penny Award for young journalists. His debut novel, American War, is an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and has been nominated for more than ten other awards. It was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, NPR, Esquire and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 novels that changed our world. His fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, GQ and many other newspapers and magazines. His short story “Government Slots” was selected for the Best Canadian Stories 2020 anthology. His new novel, What Strange Paradise, is forthcoming in July of 2021 from Knopf.

Paisley Rekdal

Paisley Rekdal is the author of Appropriate: A Provocation, The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam; a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee;  the hybrid photo-text memoir, Intimate; and six books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos; Six Girls Without Pants; The Invention of the Kaleidoscope; Animal Eye, a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize and winner of the UNT Rilke Prize; Imaginary Vessels, finalist for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Prize and the Washington State Book Award; and Nightingale, which re-writes many of the myths in Ovid's The Metamorphoses. Her work has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes (2009, 2013), Narrative's Poetry Prize, the AWP Creative Nonfiction Prize, and various state arts council awards. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The New Republic, Tin House, the Best American Poetry series (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019), and on National Public Radio, among others.  She is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah, where she is also the creator and editor of West: A Translation, as well as the community web projects Mapping Literary Utah and Mapping Salt Lake City. In May 2017, she was named Utah's Poet Laureate and received a 2019 Academy of American Poets' Poets Laureate Fellowship.

Patrick Cottrell

Patrick Cottrell was born in South Korea and raised in the Midwest. He is the author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace (McSweeney's), which has been translated into French, Italian, Turkish, and Korean. He is the 2018 winner of a Whiting Award in Fiction and a 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Award. His work has appeared in PloughsharesGranta, Guernica and other places. He served as guest editor of a special queer fiction issue of McSweeney's Quarterly. His work has recently been anthologized in Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver where he teaches creative writing, queer literature, and classes on nonhumans.

R.O. Kwon

Ruben Quesada

Ruben Quesada, Ph.D. is editor of Latinx Poetics: Essays on the Art of Poetry, author of RevelationsNext Extinct Mammal, and translator of Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda. His writing appears in Harvard ReviewBest American PoetryAmerican Poetry ReviewPloughshares, and elsewhere. He has served as an editor and coordinator for The RumpusKenyon ReviewAGNIPleiades, Publishing Triangle Awards, and PEN America Literary Awards. He hosts a monthly literary broadcast called the Mercy Street Readings and serves on the board of Foglifter Press and the National Book Critics Circle. He lives in Chicago.

Saeed Jones

Saeed Jones is the author of the memoir How We Fight for Our Lives, winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, and the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The poetry collection was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle in 2015. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. He often fantasizes about having sex with Paul Newman’s ghost.

Sarah Gerard

Sarah Gerard’s essay collection Sunshine State (Harper Perennial, 2017) was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her novel Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio, 2015) was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was a best-book-of-the-year at NPR, Vanity Fair, and Buzzfeed. Her novel True Love (Harper) was a Best Book of 2020 at Glamour and Bustle, and winner of an Audiofile Earphones Award. Shondaland called it, “appalling and hilarious… surprisingly poignant. It’s an extremely resonant social satire.” Her short stories, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, The Baffler, The Believer, ViceElectric Literature, and the anthologies We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida (Burrow Press, 2017), One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism (McSweeney’s, 2018), and Tampa Bay Noir (Akashic Books, 2020). Her paper collages have appeared in Hazlitt, BOMB Magazine, The Creative Independent, Epiphany Magazine, No Tokens Journal, and the Blue Earth ReviewRecycle, a co-authored book of collages and text, was published by Pacific in 2018. She’s been supported by scholarships and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, the Whiting Foundation, and Ucross. She was the 2018 – 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence.

T Kira Madden

T Kira Madden is a Chinese, Kānaka Maoli writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in Charleston, SC. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an BA in design and literature from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College. She is the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art, and is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Tin House, DISQUIET, Summer Literary Seminars, and Yaddo, where she was selected for the 2017 Linda Collins Endowed Residency Award. She facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals and will join the department of English at College of Charleston in Fall 2021. Her debut memoir, LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS, was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, a finalist for the LAMBDA Literary Award for lesbian memoir, and is now in development as a feature film. Winner of the 2021 Judith A. Markowitz Award, there is no period in her name.

Agents & Guests

Emilly Prado

Emilly Prado is an award-winning author and journalist, educator, and DJ based in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of the essay collection Funeral for Flaca, a winner of the 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Award and an INDIE Foreward finalist in the categories of Essays and Multicultural Nonfiction, called, “Utterly vulnerable, bold, and unique,” by Ms. Magazine. Her writing and photographs have appeared in more than 30 publications including NPR, Bitch Media, and Marie Claire. She moonlights as DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latinx DJ collective she co-founded in 2017. Learn more at www.emillyprado.com or on social media @emillygprado.

Genevieve Hudson

Genevieve Hudson is the author of the novel Boys of Alabama. Their other books include the critical memoir A Little in Love with Everyone and Pretend We Live Here: Stories, which was a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist. They hold an MFA in fiction from Portland State University, and their work has appeared in ELLE, Oprah Magazine, McSweeney’s, Catapult, Bookforum, Bitch, Tin House, and other places. They have received fellowships from the Fulbright Program, MacDowell, Caldera Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. They are a Visiting Fiction Faculty member at Antioch University-Los Angeles’s MFA Program, a freelance writer, and also work in advertising. They live in Portland, Oregon.

Kayla Lightner

Kayla Lightner is an agent and rights manager at Ayesha Pande Literary. Prior to joining Ayesha Pande Literary, Kayla worked as an assistant at Liza Dawson Associates. She is a member of the AALA (Association of American Literary Agents) as well as a member of their DEI committee. She is also on the Adult Internship Grant committee for We Need Diverse Books. A Georgia native, she earned her B.A. in English from Vassar College. Before finding her way to publishing, she held various positions including a fashion market assistant at Harper’s Bazaar and a freelance writer at Creative Loafing Atlanta. An adventurous reader, Kayla loves stories—across commercial fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction—that masterfully straddle the line between story-telling and teaching her something new.

Meredith Kaffel Simonoff

Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, after six years with the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency and ten years with DeFiore and Company, joined The Gernert Company in January, 2022. She represents primarily literary and upmarket fiction and select creative nonfiction. Some of the prizes and honors Meredith’s clients have been nominated for or have received include The Booker Prize, The Story Prize, the PEN Jean Stein Award, the “5 Under 35” honor by the National Book Foundation, the Whiting Award, the National Book Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard Best First Book Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the NYPL Young Lions Award, the LA Times Book Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Among Meredith’s clients are Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Ryka Aoki, Melissa Broder, Jessamine Chan, CJ Hauser, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, Dantiel W. Moniz, Nadia Owusu, Kimberly King Parsons, Morgan Thomas, Brandon Taylor, Cecily Wong, and Leni Zumas. Born in New York City and raised in suburban New Jersey, Meredith is based in Manhattan. She is stepmother to two now-grown daughters. Across her list, she seeks a ferocity of language, intellect, purpose, and heart.

Reiko Davis

Before joining DeFiore in early 2016, Reiko Davis was an associate agent at Miriam Altshuler Literary Agency. She grew up in Kansas City, received her BA in Comparative Literature and Art History from Brown University, and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. Reiko’s interests are varied, but she is particularly drawn to narrative journalism on the topics of pop culture, science/psychology, and current events as well as memoir that focuses on social justice, issues of race and gender, and the history and experiences of women and people of color. For fiction, she’s primarily looking for upmarket and literary novels, specifically set in contemporary times. She loves young, underrepresented voices, magical realism, and voice driven coming-of-age stories. On the children’s side, she’s actively looking for YA and middle grade projects that aren’t afraid to tackle big questions or important emotional truths, and do so through remarkable storytelling and a healthy dose of humor and heart. Her award-winning clients include Devi S. Laskar, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Genevieve Plunkett, Lindsey Klingele, Brittany Geragotelis, Alan Gelb, Micah Perks, and Shannon Sander

Stephanie Delman

Stephanie Delman spent 10 years building her list at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates before co-founding Trellis Literary Management in the fall of 2021. She is focused on adult fiction: literary/upmarket, maximalist storytelling, as-yet-untold historical fiction from underrepresented perspectives, and novels that play with genre and dip a toe into the fantastical. Stephanie studied Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and considers herself a “hands-on” agent, both editorially and as an advocate. Clients include Zakiya Dalila Harris, Julia Fine, Jenny Tinghui Zhang, Vanessa Chan, and many more. Stephanie was raised in Northern California and now lives in Brooklyn.

Program

Dates: July 9-17th, 2022*
Cost: Tuition: $1,200, Room and Board: $800

The Tin House Summer Workshop is a weeklong intensive that consists of curated workshops with limited participants (eight to ten per class), one-on-one meetings with faculty and industry guests, craft lectures, author conversations, generative exercises, and readings. There will be plenty of opportunities for mingling, happy hours, and, of course, karaoke. 

Once accepted and registered, Workshop participants who have a completed manuscript may also apply for a mentorship (a full manuscript review) with select faculty for an additional fee.

The Workshop will take place at Reed College, located on 100 acres of rolling lawns, winding lanes, and magnificent old trees in the southeast area of Portland, Oregon, just minutes from downtown and twelve miles from the airport.

Summer Workshop participants are housed in the dormitories of Reed College near the center of campus. All rooms are singles, with shared bathrooms (private stalls) on each floor. Most dorms include gender neutral floors and facilities. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available, as are dorms with elevator access.

All classrooms, readings, panel presentations, dining and reception areas are within 1/2 mile from the dormitories. Golf carts will be present throughout the week for rides to and from all dorms/events. 

Meals are served in the dining area of the college and are catered by Bon Appetite. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and non-dairy items will be available and we work closely with Bon Appetite to ensure other dietary requirements and restrictions are accommodated. Students who choose not to stay on campus will need to pay for meals individually.

*Please note that students may arrive on July 9th or 10th and that July 17th is a travel day with no events taking place. 

 

 

 

Application

We ask for one unpublished writing sample. For short fiction/novel/nonfiction, 4,000 words or less. For poetry, four poems, totaling no more than eight pages.

If you have previously been accepted/attended, please do not apply with the same sample. A different excerpt from the same project is acceptable. Once admitted, you will have the opportunity to workshop a different manuscript or section from your project.

In addition to the writing sample, the application includes several questions about your project.

Applicants must be 21 years of age to apply.

International writers may apply.

Applications are read by a board composed of Tin House Workshop staff and previous Tin House attendees. At least two readers will read all applications, and acceptance is based on the strength and promise of the writing sample and how much the board feels an applicant might benefit from the Workshop and contribute to the community. All applications are evaluated through the lens of our Core Values.

2022 Summer Readers

Lance Cleland (Director)
India Downes-Le Guin (Assistant Director)
A.L. Major (Workshop Manager)
Asa Drake (Alum)

Nicholas Russell (Alum)

Fee waivers: Through our Pay It Forward program, Tin House offers a limited number of application fee waivers. We will distribute these waivers on a first-come, first-serve basis. As an applicant, you will have the ability to help cover the cost of another writer’s application fee through this same program. All excess application funds will go towards additional 2022 scholarships. For inquiries, please email workshop@tinhouse.com with the subject line “Summer Fee Waiver.”

 

 

Scholarships

All scholarship applicants are considered for general admission (you do not need to submit a separate general application). 

You may only receive a scholarship to attend a Tin House Workshop once. 

We will award twelve general scholarships (across genres) for our 2022 Summer Workshop. Scholarships cover the total cost of the conference (tuition and room/board). 

In addition to our general scholarships, Tin House will offer several other awards. The application does not require any self-identifying information related to the award, nor do applicants need to apply with projects that speak to the scholarship they are applying for. 

We announce the names of the Scholars after the conclusion of the Workshop.  Our announcement does not delineate by the specific award. Please reach out to workshop@tinhouse.com if you have any eligibility questions. 

BIPOC Scholarship
This award is intended for any Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color who writes. 

Debut 40 Scholarship
This award is intended for writers over forty years of age who have not yet published a book (chapbooks do not count against this requirement). 

First Conference Scholarship
This award is intended to support a writer attending their first juried literary conference. For our purposes, a juried conference is a multi-day event that requires an evaluation of a writing sample before admission. The following do not count as a juried conference: undergraduate/graduate Workshops, AWP, craft intensives, incubators, or similar one-day in-person/online workshops.

Parent Scholarship
This award is intended to help support parents/guardians who have at least one child under the age of eighteen. 

Scholarship for Trans Writers
This award is intended for any writer who is trans. 

Without Borders Scholarship
This award is intended for any writer who was born outside of the United States.

 

 

 

COVID Policy

Upon acceptance, everyone attending the 2022 Tin House Summer Workshop will need to email proof of vaccination/boosters and provide documentation during in-person registration. For those participants with approved religious or medical vaccination exemptions,  proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test must be sent within 72 hours before the workshop. 

Once on campus,  face masks will be required (regardless of vaccination status) for all indoor activities, including workshops and communal dorm room spaces (lounge areas/kitchen/bathrooms). Outdoor activities such as readings and social hours will be mask-optional. 

We will reassess this policy on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to change, adapt and enforce safety measures as needed.

If an enrolled participant no longer feels comfortable attending in-person, they will receive a full refund of their deposit.

This same policy applies if the workshop switches to a virtual conference.