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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Seeding a Speculative World, with Dominica Phetteplace

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

This class will explore the joys of creating a world that departs from our agreed-upon reality in significant ways. Science-fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism and other genres have exciting storytelling potential arising from the way characters interact with their surroundings. This class will focus on character and world building exercises that set up narratives with depth and momentum.

Tin House is proud to announce our latest virtual Craft Intensives Series. A series of 3-hour-long masterclasses lead by  Tin House Residents and Tin House Books Authors, these Intensives combine close reading, discussion, and in-class writing to offer a potent dose of inspiration and explore what makes writing work when it works. Join us!


Admissions are rolling—first come, first served—and will fill fast! You do not need to submit an application, just use the link to sign-up. Once you pay you will receive an email with registration information.

Classes are held on Zoom. You do not need a paid account to participate.

All craft intensives are capped at 13 participants, with one full tuition waiver per class. We also offer payment plans, which allow you to split the payments over three months. To request a payment plan, please email workshop@tinhouse.com

Tuition waivers are *extremely* limited and are distributed through a lottery. If you would like to place your name in the lottery, please email workshop@tinhouse.com. Tuition waivers are intended for those who cannot attend a class without one. The lottery will take place September 10th, and if you do not receive the waiver, we cannot guarantee there will be spots in the class available if you still want to sign up.

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