About the Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers
Summer Fishtrap is a week-long gathering of writers held at Wallowa Lake, Oregon each July. Aspiring and established writers spend time together in a week of writing workshops, panel discussions, evening readings and even find time to relax, write, hike, and fish. Take a look at Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center, longtime host to our flagship summer event.
What sets Summer Fishtrap apart from other writing conferences is our remote mountain lake setting, a focus on a provocative theme related to living and writing in the west, and on the generation of new writing. Participants come away with new skills, new beginnings, and a renewed sense of their own creative potential. Many people report having the best group writing experience of their lives at Summer Fishtrap.
“What an experience to be surrounded by people who had come to think and reflect and write; it made for a high-powered workshop as well as some great dinner table conversations.”
“I am happy to say I came away with some great new, concrete writing skills . . . I find myself choosing words in a wholly new inspired way.”