Elk River Writers Workshop

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Pray, MT, United States
Event Date: 
August 11, 2024
Application Deadline: 
May 1, 2024
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2024
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The 2024 Elk River Writers Workshop will be held from August 11 to August 16 at Chico Hot Springs, a historic retreat in Pray, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. The program features workshops, craft talks, outings, lectures, panel discussions, and campfire readings for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poets Sean Singer and Ana Maria Spagna, novelists Debra Magpie Earling and Jamie Ford, and memoirist Taylor Brorby. Tuition, which includes meals, is $1,600; some scholarships are available. Lodging is available at Chico Hot Springs and other area hotels. To apply, submit a writing sample of up to 3,000 words and a brief bio with a $25 application fee by May 1. To apply for scholarships, writers filled out an online application form after completing a workshop application; they applied by April 1 for scholarships for local writers, Indigenous writers, and other diverse writers. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations include accessible sidewalks, pathways, and doorways; a single-level event space; accessible restrooms; and accessible parking. Assistive listening devices are available upon request. E-mail the director for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

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