Program Logistics

Program Setting

Tent: Creative Writing takes place at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, adjacent to the campus of Hampshire College. 


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

Participants who require accommodations will be housed in local college housing, with private dorm-style bedrooms and shared common spaces and bathrooms. Participants who wish to stay at a local hotel may do so at their own expense.


Most meals are eaten at the campus dining hall (one or two will be catered at the Yiddish Book Center). The college dining services offer a diverse, nutritious selection, including extensive vegetarian options. The dining hall staff work hard to accommodate allergies and special dietary needs. Participants should let us know in advance about any dietary restrictions or preferences.

While the dining hall does not serve kosher food, those who are comfortable eating vegetarian, vegan, or “kosher style” are usually happy with the dining hall options. We provide alternative certified kosher meals for those who request them in advance. Kosher and non-kosher participants eat together in the dining hall, with disposable plates and utensils provided for kosher food.