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Roanoke, VA 24020-1707
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Luke T. Johnson
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
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Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Hollins University
Christine Powell
P.O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6229
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Hollins University
Brittany Foutz
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6021
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Hollins University
P. O. Box 9553
Roanoke, VA 24020-1553
(540) 362-6329

2014 Scholarship details

We are pleased to announce we will be awarding three partial scholarships to writers who plan to attend the 2014 Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop. Scholarships are $500 each and are applied to the $775 registration fee. Scholarship participants also serve as faculty assistants during the conference, introducing the faculty at readings, helping assist with the distribution of materials, and performing other small tasks (it is not at all burdensome).

The awards will be made at the discretion of the scholarship board based on the merit of the work. Recipients must cover the balance of the registration fee, travel, lodging, and food. Recipients must agree to have their name and likeness used on the TMWW website, press releases, and other publicity materials. Any adult (over age 18) may apply.

One scholarship will be awarded in each of the following genres: fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, and poetry. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014. Recipients will be notified by April 15, 2014.

Applicants must include a personal statement and a writing sample.

Scholarship Essay

A personal statement of no more than one page describing your interest in the Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, including any workshops or conferences you’ve attended in the past, how you heard about the TMWW, and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Writing Sample (no more than five pages)

  • Prose manuscripts must be doublespaced
  • Your name and a page number should appear on each sheet of the manuscript.
  • Include a short synopsis if your manuscript is excerpted from a longer project.
  • Please send your strongest unpublished work.
  • We are unable to return submitted materials.

Click here for an application.


If you have any questions, please contact us by the following:
Phone: (540) 362-6229
E-mail: cpowell@hollins.edu