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Winter Workshop Craft: Jon Raymond

As we continue to take applications (Deadline is December 17th!) for our upcoming fiction and nonfiction winter workshops, we thought we would check in with a few of our faculty to get a perspective on their own history inside the classroom. Next in the water, Jon Raymond. Tin House: What can you tell us about […]

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Announcing Our 2015 Summer Faculty!!!!!

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Tin House Nooner: Jonathan Dee

On today’s Nooner, Jonathan Dee reads his short story “Four More Years”. The story, which you can read here, appears in Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today’s New York. You can follow all of our podcasts via iTunes. ddd Jonathan Dee is the author of five novels, including The […]

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Winter Workshop Craft: Justin Hocking

As we continue to take applications for our upcoming fiction and nonfiction winter workshops, we thought we would check in with a few of our faculty to get a perspective on their own history inside the classroom. Next on the dock, Justin Hocking. Tin House: What can you tell us about your first workshop experience […]

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Winter Workshop Craft: Whitney Otto

As we continue to take applications for our upcoming fiction and nonfiction winter workshops, we thought we would check in with a few of our faculty to get a perspective on their own history inside the classroom. Next to the Principal’s office, Whitney Otto. Tin House: What can you tell us about your first workshop […]

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Tin House Nooner: Mat Johnson

On today’s Nooner, you get sneak peak listen as Mat Johnson reads from his forthcoming novel Loving Day. Recorder live at our 2014 Summer Workshop, the reading centers on Warren Duffy who has returned to America for all the wrong reasons; his marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comic shop in […]

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Winter Workshop Craft: Debra Gwartney

As we continue to take applications for our upcoming fiction and nonfiction winter workshops, we thought we would check in with a few of our faculty to get a perspective on their own history inside the classroom. Next up to the chalkboard, Debra Gwartney. Tin House: What can you tell us about your first workshop […]

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Winter Workshop Craft: Jodi Angel

ggg As we continue to take applications for our upcoming fiction and nonfiction winter workshops, we thought we would check in with a few of our faculty to get a perspective on their own history inside the classroom. Next up to the podium, Jodi Angel. Tin House: What can you tell us about your first […]

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Winter Workshop Craft Buoy: Karen Karbo

As we continue to take applications for our upcoming fiction and nonfiction winter workshops, we thought we would check in with a few of our faculty to get a perspective on their own history inside the classroom. First up to the podium, Karen Karbo. Tin House: What can you tell us about your first workshop […]

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The Tin House Podcast: Complex Moments in Fiction, with Robert Boswell

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 […]

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Tin House Nooner: Bianca Stone

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 […]

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The Tin House Podcast: How To Write A Kick-Ass Essay, with Ann Hood

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 […]

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Get Coastal with Tin House

Tin House is now accepting applications for our 2015 Winter Writer’s Workshops. These unique retreats combine the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast with a weekend immersed in all things literary. Led by editors from Tin House magazine and Tin House Books and their guests, prominent writers of fiction and nonfiction, the program consists of morning workshops and […]

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Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots by William Wallace Cook

A pretends that a wax figure, X, is his wife

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“Short Story: A Process of Revision” by Antonya Nelson

from The Writer’s Notebook II: Craft Essays from Tin House

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“The Only Solution to the Soul Is the Senses: A Meditation on Bill Murray and Myself” by David Shields

from The Story About the Story II: Great Writers Explore Great Literature

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“Place” by Dorothy Allison

from The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House

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Salinger and Sobs

from The Story About the Story: Great Writers Explore Great Literature

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How Not to Hate Your Friends

AWP can be decadent fun, but its sideshow of agenda-pushing and humblebragging can lead you to feel hungover in more ways than one. If you’re dreading seeing some of your online acquaintances in real life, Courtney Maum (once again) has some tips on how to go from feeling like a “have not” to a “have.” […]

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The Red Pen: Thoughts On Editing and Being Edited

When I was in college, I sat down for an informational interview with an editor who mentioned an old saying that one can write or one can edit, but one can’t do both. Maybe people really do go around saying this, but I never did hear anyone else suggest it, and in fact I don’t […]

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Apply Now!

We have opened the gates & are now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Workshop. Come for the amazing lectures and wildly talented instructors. Stay for the drinks and dessert bar.

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2014 Summer Writer’s Workshop: Faculty Announcement

While we still finalize plans for our inaugural Winter Workshop (hurry, the application deadline is December 20th), allow us a moment to dream of warmer days in July. Days that include some of the finest writers this nation has to offer teaching workshops, giving craft lectures, reading from new work, and sharing a drink or […]

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Wisdom Coupon: Nicholson Baker

“Minor, major—those words have never done much for me. I don’t understand them. The question any novel is really trying to answer is, Is life worth living? That’s a major question, a huge question, but the best way to ­answer it might not be to crank the novelistic universe into a crude, lurching ­motion by […]

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Tin House Nooner: Matthew Dickman

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.

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Ten Things I Learned From Knitting

Who knew that by learning to knit, we also learn how to live?

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