About Tent: Creative Writing

June 2-7, 2019

Tent: Creative Writing welcomes aspiring and practicing writers in their twenties and thirties to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, to workshop, read, and talk about craft and literary history. The program offers workshops on fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, taught by authors such as Sam Lipstye, Lisa Olstein, and Eileen Pollack.

Applications for Tent: Creative Writing are now closed. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions by February 25, 2019.

Participants discuss classics of modern Jewish literature by authors from Sholem Aleichem to Adrienne Rich with literary scholar Josh Lambert and consider the roles played by Jews in the creation of literary modernism and postmodernism. They also work on their writing in a pastoral setting, meet a visiting editor or two, set type at Big Wheel Press, and visit the Emily Dickinson Museum.

Each accepted participant receives a full scholarship, covering the cost of the workshop as well as room and board.

Lodging will be provided if required, and most meals will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Amherst.

Tent: Creative Writing, a program of the Yiddish Book Center, is made possible with support from Pamela and George Rohr