Elk River Writers Workshop

Pray, MT, United States
Event Date: 
August 15, 2021
Application Deadline: 
June 1, 2021
E-mail address: 

The 2021 Elk River Writers Workshop will be held from August 15 to August 20 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 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 include 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 is available at Chico Hot Springs and other area hotels. Using only the online submission system, submit a writing sample of up to 3,000 words and a brief author bio with a $25 application fee. Admissions are rolling; writers are 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.