Centennial Event – Wallowa Lake, OR

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July 7, 2014 - July 13, 2014

Wallowa Lake, OR
Wallowa Lake
Joseph, OR

Open to the Public: Yes
Admission: $695.00 for a Workshop – $215 for the weekend gathering
Event Host(s): Mike Midlo (Program Manager), Ann Whitfield Powers (Executive Director)
Featured Guest(s): Naomi Shihab Nye, Kim Barnes, Brenda Miller, Kim Stafford and Perrin Kerns, Marv Ross, Luis Alberta Urrea, John Daniel, Anis Mojgani, Amy Minato

Event Site Contact Info:
Name: 2014 Summer Fishtrap Gathering
Phone: 541-426-3623
Email: mike@fishtrap.org

Announcing the 27th annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers What the River Says: The Art of Listening in a Turbulent World.

Join us July 7-13, 2014 for a week of writing and conversation filled with generative workshops, afternoon breakout sessions, open mic events, evening readings and panel discussions all in the beautiful setting of Wallowa Lake. Our theme this year is What the River Says: The Art of Listening in a Turbulent World as we will celebrate the themes and ideals of poet William Stafford on the centennial of his birth.

Our featured keynote speaker is Palestinian-American poet and Stafford protégé, Naomi Shihab Nye. She will also teach a morning poetry workshop focused on the generation of new work and ideas. Other faculty include Luis Alberto Urrea, Kim Barnes, John Daniel, and Brenda Miller. We will start a new Yearlong workshop taught by Teresa Jordan; Gary Ferguson leads writers out to Zumwalt Prairie for our Outpost Workshop; slam poet champion Anis Mojgani teaches our Youth Workshop, plus Kim Stafford and Perrin Kerns launch our first ever Digital Storytelling workshop.

Registration opens February 20, 2014

For more information, please visit fishtrap.org