Featured Writers

Fishtrap Fellow: Kelly Wallace

Posted on Jun 5, 2013

Fishtrap Fellow: Kelly Wallace

Kelly Wallace is based in Portland and has run Boot Camp for Writers, providing workshops on social networking, blogging and query letters to literary agents since August 2012. She has also coached individuals one-to-one in editing book proposals and query letters.  Kelly was selected as  one of The Attic Institute’s Hawthorne Fellows in 2012, and...

Read More

Fishtrap Fellow: Jose Alcantara

Posted on Jun 5, 2013

Fishtrap Fellow: Jose Alcantara

Jose Alcantara is a math teacher and father from Carbondale, Colorado, who has immersed himself in poetry over the past three years. Having come to the love of words later than some, he was encouraged to join a local poetry reading and writing group after a friend pointed out the poetic nature of his letters to the editor of the local newspaper. He has...

Read More

Fishtrap Fellow: Nathan Slinker

Posted on Jun 5, 2013

Fishtrap Fellow: Nathan Slinker

Nathan Slinker is a native of the Wallowa Valley, currently living in Tempe, Arizona where he is studying for his M.F.A in Poetry at Arizona State University.  He first attended Summer Fishtrap just after graduating high school grateful for that early opportunity to discover contemporary poetry. Nathan looks forward to returning to “the community where...

Read More

Fishtrap Fellow: Rachel Khong

Posted on Jun 5, 2013

Fishtrap Fellow: Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong works at McSweeney’s Publishing in San Francisco, where she edits cookbooks and a quarterly food magazine called Lucky Peach.  She is close to finishing her novel Goodnight, Vitamin, which she describes as “the sort of book I love to read: weird and sentence-driven.”  Rachel has won several notable awards for her fiction writing...

Read More

Gary Ferguson: From Eagle Cap to Hells Canyon

Posted on Dec 6, 2012

Gary Ferguson: From Eagle Cap to Hells Canyon

Gary Ferguson returned to Wallowa County to read from work inspired by his Werner Writing Residency in early September, 2012. During his residency Gary hiked from the top of Eagle Cap to the bottom of Hells Canyon, covering almost 100 miles in 10 days. He has written extensively about wild lands in the American West, including Walking Down the Wild, an...

Read More

Raymond Cross

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Raymond Cross

Raymond Cross works extensively with Indian tribes, Indian organizations, and federal agencies on issues of Indian education, tribal self-determination, and cultural and natural resources preservation. His legal career in Indian Country is chronicled in Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes and the Trial That Forged A Nation written by Paul Van...

Read More