Elk River Writers Workshop

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Pray, MT, United States
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Rolling Admissions
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The 2021 Elk River Writers Workshop was held from August 15 to August 20 at Chico Hot Springs, a historic retreat in Pray, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. The program featured workshops, craft talks, outings, lectures, panel discussions, and campfire readings for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty included poets William Pitt Root and Pamela Uschuk, poet and fiction writer Linda Hogan, poet and nonfiction writer J. Drew Lanham, and fiction and nonfiction writer Rick Bass. Participating publishing professionals included Charles Finn (High Desert Journal), Corinne Gaffner Garcia (Big Sky Journal), Christine Holbert (Lost Horse Press), and Scott McMillion (Montana Quarterly). Tuition is $1,500. Lodging was available at Chico Hot Springs and other area hotels. Using only the online submission system, writers submitted a writing sample of up to 3,000 words and a brief author bio with a $25 application fee. Admissions were rolling; writers were strongly encouraged to apply by June 1. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include accessible sidewalks, pathways, and doorways; a single-level event space; ADA–compliant restrooms; accessible parking; and assistive listening devices available upon request. Contact CMarie Fuhrman for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Elk River Writers Workshop, Elk River Arts & Lectures, P. O. Box 2212, Livingston, MT 59047. CMarie Fuhrman, Director.