The 30th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers will be held from July 10 to July 16 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 open mics. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Roots and Branches.” The faculty includes 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 will deliver the keynote. Tuition ranges from $295 for a weekend pass to $875 for a five-day workshop. Lodging is available at the Wallowa Lake Camp, and ranges from $150 per week for tent camping to $900 per week for a cabin. Meals range from $70 for lunches to $250 for all meals. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Summer Fishtrap Gathering, P.O. Box 38, Enterprise, OR 97828. (541) 426-3623.