The 30th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers was held from July 10 to July 16 at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Wallowa Lake, Oregon. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panel discussions, readings, and open mics. The theme for the 2017 conference was “Roots and Branches.” The faculty included poets Holly J. Hughes, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Kim Stafford; fiction writers Debra Magpie Earling, Jamie Ford, and Nina McConigley; and nonfiction writer Craig Childs. Poet and fiction and nonfiction writer Luis Alberto Urrea delivered the keynote. Tuition ranged from $295 for a weekend pass to $875 for a five-day workshop. Lodging was available at the Wallowa Lake Camp, and ranged from $150 per week for tent camping to $900 per week for a cabin. Meals ranged from $70 for lunches to $250 for all meals. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Summer Fishtrap Gathering, P.O. Box 38, Enterprise, OR 97828. (541) 426-3623.