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There is no hotter ticket at our annual Summer Writer’s Workshop than a lecture from the Boz. As he does in his essential craft book The Half-Known World: On Writing Fiction, Boswell’s lectures present a mix of autobiographical moments and brief vignettes from his own work, which he then transposes into blueprints that all writers […]
On Today’s Nooner, newlywed Bianca Stone goes back to the altar as she reads from her collection Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House Books/Octopus). hhhh gggg gggg Bianca Stone grew up in Vermont, graduated from NYU’s Creative Writing Program, is the author of several poetry chapbooks, and a poetry comics series. She is the illustrator […]
Too often, when writers try to write an essay, they stumble on common pitfalls like cramming too much information into too small a space, giving too much back story, or trying to write an essay for a particular column rather than writing an emotionally true one. We all have read memoirs that take our breath […]
On Today’s Nooner, our own Matthew Dickman reads from a selection of his work (including a few from Mayakovsky’s Revolver, his excellent 2012 collection) that both starts the party and helps heal the wounds that inevitably occur when it ends.
Trick or Treat? Either way, we have slipped out of the office again to meet you for another quick burst of storytelling. So close the curtains, pour yourself a drink, unwrap some candy, and listen to Jess Walter’s “Don’t Eat Cat.” First published by Byliner, this wickedly funny send-up of zombie fiction also appears in Jess’s […]
Guess whose back in your literary house? On this month’s Tin House Podcast, our man Luis Alberto Urrea preaches on the importance of place in your writing. “You don’t come from a place, you come from a story,” Luis says. “Every place you know, every place you try to create, means something because there is […]
Welcome to the inaugural Tin House Podcast: Nooner Edition, a bi-monthly burst of poetry and story telling culled from our Summer Workshop reading series. On today’s Nooner, Jodi Angel reads from “Firm and Good” which Tin House was luck enough to publish twice. First appearing in our 2013 Summer Reading issue, it is also featured in […]
On the couch with Aimee Bender & Steve Almond
Join us as Dorianne Laux gives a reading from our Writer’s Workshop & Peyton Marshall performs her essay “The Feast”, which first appeared in our Beauty Issue.
We kick the new year off in style with one of our all time favorite talks from the workshop, Anthony Doerr’s lecture on Defamiliarization. As those of you who have read Doerr’s work know (and if you haven’t read him, what gives?), he has the unique ability to make the known world seem strange, swatting […]
You can never get enough Urrea in your life, so turn on, tune in, and drop some knowledge on yourself!
“The smooth sounds of Mary Szybist and Benjamin Percy.”
The infamous Tin House Podcast returns with a fantastic lecture on dialogue from our good friend (and literary crush) Dorothy Allison.
A journey back through halcyon days with two authors who have spent their fair share of time crashing at Tin House.
Episode #2 of the Tin House Podcast is up and ready for your bracket busting (and downloading) pleasure.
In our debut episode, your host Lance Cleland brings you Joy Williams’s brilliant reading of “Why I Write” from the 2010 Summer Writers Workshop.