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Hollinsummer Program
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9707
Roanoke, VA 24020-1707
(800) 456-9595
Fax: (540) 362-6218


Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop: Online
Hollins University
Luke T. Johnson
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(607) 351-1425
Fax: (540) 561-2325


Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Hollins University
Christine Powell
P.O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6229
Fax (540) 561-2325

Tinker Mountain Visual Arts
Hollins University
Brittany Foutz
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6021
Fax (540) 561-2325

Volleyball Clinics
Bill Shook
Hollins University
P. O. Box 9553
Roanoke, VA 24020-1553
(540) 362-6329

Sample Daily Schedule
8 - 9 am
9 - 10:30 am
Craft Session (Choice of 2)
10:30 - 11:30 am
Guided writing time; writing prompts
11:30 am - 1 pm
Lunch and break
1 - 2:30 pm
Craft session (Choice of 2)
3 - 5 pm
Guest speakers, field trips, writing feedback, graduate classes visitation
5:30 - 6:30 pm
7 - 10 pm
Evening activities: crafts, movies, swiming, and more

Additional Registration Forms
Transportation Form (PDF)
Medical Information Form (PDF)
Cell Phone Policy (PDF)
Photo Release (PDF)
Day Camper Pick-up (PDF)




Office of Admission

Creative Writing This camp has reached capacity; however, there is a waiting list. Please contact Samantha Polito at (540) 362-6212 or spolito2@hollins.edu.

For more information, contact Samantha Polito at (540) 362-6212 or spolito2@hollins.edu.

Looking for a creative and supportive community of writers? This one-week writing retreat provides high school students with individualized attention and a choice of activities to develop skills in fiction, poetry, and personal narrative. Lectures, workshops, and special events with Hollins faculty and visiting authors encourage participants to hone their writing skills. Each day includes unstructured time for students to practice writing and get to know other retreat participants.

NOTE: Campers who register and pay the nonrefundable $200 deposit by March 1, 2014, will receive a 20% discount. If you register and pay the deposit by May 1, you’ll receive a 10% discount. All payments are due in full by June 15. If your full payment is not received by that date your registration will be canceled and your deposit will not be refunded.

July 20-26
Rising 9th-12th graders
DAY (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)



Marcie Flinchum AtkinsMarcie Flinchum Atkins

Atkins is a graduate of the M.A. and M.F.A. programs in children's literature at Hollins, where she was the two-time recipient of the Shirley Henn Creative Writing Award. She teaches elementary students during the day and writes picture books, middle grade and young adult novels in the wee hours of the morning. She is the Roanoke area event coordinator for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's Mid-Atlantic region, is active in Julie Hedlund's 12x12 picture book group, and has been published in the educational market and in children’s and adult magazines. Atkins blogs about making time to write and using mentor texts to teach writing at www.marcieatkins.com. She lives in Salem with her two children and her husband.



Meghan L. SharpMeighan L. Sharp

Sharp is a graduate of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Hollins, as well as a teacher and writer. Her work has twice appeared in the annual Best New Poets anthologies and in numerous literary journals. Sharp writes from Roanoke, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and son.