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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: Writing Care, with Brian Trapp

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

In this class, we’ll explore the potential and peril of writing creative nonfiction about caregiving. We’ll discuss the importance of representing the often beautiful and complex dynamic between caregiver and caretaker as well as ways in which caregivers have engaged in problematic representations of disability. We’ll discuss powerful portrayals of caregiving in creative nonfiction by Danielle Cadena Deulen and Heather Lanier and write compelling care narratives of our own through generative writing prompts. Participants will leave with new writing as well as a greater understanding of the powerful care dynamic.

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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Portland, OR 97207


Tin House