The solution to a piece of writing is always hidden just beneath the surface. In this editorial-focused workshop, we will dig deep, giving close reads to a piece of your writing (10-25 pages, max 6,000 words) and exploring each layer, from the seed of the idea that first inspired you to the places where you’re feeling lost or stuck. Together we’ll identify the strengths and weaknesses, shore up the structure, identify patterns and find ways to bring your work to the next level. We’ll also stretch and find new skills through craft lectures and writing exercises that will stretch your imagination and foster your creativity, using the unique setting to inspire us. This class will be limited to 6 people and will also include one-on-one sessions. My goal is for each student to leave re-energized, with a host of new ideas and pages, as well as a concrete plan to re-approach their work. The focus will be fiction, both long and short form, though non-fiction/memoir writers are also welcome.
September 7-9, 2018 Hannah Tinti will be teaching at the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat in Alaska. This generative writing workshop is open to all levels, and blends craft talks, in-class exercises, readings, and discussion, along with unstructured time to experience the stunning & wild nature of Alaska. Space is limited. Deadline to apply is June 30th.Go here for more information.
This past November Hannah took part in Wordstock, a literary festival in Portland, OR, and was interviewed live on stage by the public radio program State of Wonder. Click below to listen to Hannah discuss Greek myths, greasy poles, learning how to be vulnerable, and how she wrote The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley.
Earlier this year, Hannah Tinti & Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo were hosted by author Julia Glass at Twenty Summers, a non-profit art center in Provincetown, MA. Their conversation was recently posted online. Click below to view. The ukulele comes out at the end.
In the nine years since her debut novel, The Good Thief, was published, Hannah Tinti has crafted another masterpiece. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores a captivating father-daughter relationship, weaving the pair’s saga through two narrative timelines. The first follows a young girl named Loo as she comes of age in a small Massachusetts town. The second reveals her father’s past through 12 stories chronicling the events that led to his 12 bullet wounds. The result is a fascinating literary thriller, with Tinti building the tension as both timelines count down to the final gunshot. —Frannie Jackson