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The 27th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers will be held from July 7 to July 13 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions, readings, and time to write. The theme for the 2013 conference is “What the River Says: The Art of Listening in a Turbulent World.” Participating writers include Kim Barnes, John Daniel, Brenda Miller, Kim Stafford, Perrin Kerns, and Luis Alberto Urrea. The keynote speaker is poet Naomi Shihab Nye, who will also teach a weeklong workshop. Tuition ranges from $215 for a weekend workshop to $695 for a five-day workshop. Evening readings are free. Registration is first come, first served. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.
Summer Fishtrap Gathering, P.O. Box 38, Enterprise, OR 97828. (541) 426-3623. Mike Midlo, Program Coordinator.