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.
New workshops added: we are thrilled to announce that Marv Ross has agreed to teach a song-writing workshop and Amy Minato will be teaching a youth workshop for youth ages 10-14.
Summer Fishtrap Registration Opens: February 20, 2014 at 9am pacific time
Fellowship Applications Open: November 15 – Deadline: December 15 at 5pm
Yearlong Applications Open: December 15- Deadline for Early Admissions: January 17 at 5pm
(Applications will continue to be accepted after this date, if space is still available.)
Scholarships Applications Open: January 1 – Deadline: February 3 at 5pm
(Applications will continue to be accepted after this date, if funds are still available.)