Tinker Mountain Writers

A Home for Writers of all Levels – Now Offering a Virtual Experience

June 7-12, 2020

While the coronavirus means we can’t meet in person, we are excited to announce new and important information regarding Tinker Mountain Writers. Due to a stay-at home order in Virginia through June 10, we will not be able to host our usual residential program this June. While we are disappointed, everyone’s well-being is our greatest priority.

We have been hard at work developing an accessible and meaningful virtual residency, and we are certain we can provide a wonderful experience.

While it is true that there is no replacing face-to-face human interaction, we also know the depth of warmth, personality and kindness in our community of writers, and that each of us will contribute to making our time together the kind of experience that all of us can value and find truly sustaining. We hope that you will join us online in June!


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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