Friends and Cultural Resources
Andrews Experimental Forest LTER: Creative Writers Collaboration The Andrews Forest Long-Term Ecological Research group; the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word; and the USDA Forest Service are collaborating in a program that brings creative writers, humanists, and ecosystem scientists together at the Andrews and in other natural venues in the Pacific Northwest. This program called Long-Term Ecological Reflections supports writers and humanists in their efforts to explore human/nature relationships as they evolve over many lifetimes.
Attic Writer’s Workshop “…is a quiet, literary oasis…” says theWillamette Week. Attic students rave about their instruction from widely published, award-winning authors who are also committed teachers.
High Country News “for people who care about the west” –print and online magazine.
High Desert Journal is a literary and visual art magazine dedicated to further understanding the people, places and issues of the interior West.
Idaho Writers Guild is a community based literary arts organization that promotes education and literacy in the community by hosting public programs and projects, including author readings, workshops on a broad spectrum of topics, writing contests, and conferences of interest to writers and readers of all genres.
Mountain Writers Series features authors of regional, national, and international reputation in a variety of events including readings, lectures, workshops, and master classes presented in diverse venues and formats throughout northwest Oregon.
Literary Arts has brought leading authors, historians, artists and critics to the stage to discuss their work and the trajectory of contemporary culture since 1984.
Log Cabin Literary Center in Boise exists to inspire & celebrate a love of reading, writing & discourse throughout the region.
The Nature of Words, Central Oregon’s premier literary event, annually showcases acclaimed authors and poets whose writing deals primarily, but not exclusively, with the literal and metaphorical Western landscape.
Northwest Writing Institute gathers a community of writers for reflective experiences in the practice of writing.
Ooligan Press and Publishing Program of Portland State University
Sleeping Lady Nestled in the Eastern foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat blends the beauty of nature, music and the arts to create a unique conference experience.
Open Spaces – Magazine articles on politics, culture, science, music, business, art, food, philosophy, travel and more from the Pacific Northwest.
Oregon Cultural Trust – a statewide cultural plan to raise significant new funds to invest in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage.
The Oregon State University Press was founded in 1961. They currently publish about 15 books a year.
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is dedicated to expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity through workshops, presentations and individual research projects.
Author Helper A variety of services and reference information for writers.
Writers Free Reference An extensive list of free reference web pages on the Internet useful to writers and anyone looking for free information.
Crossroads Center for the Creative and Performing Arts Crossroads Creative and Performing Arts Center promotes and sustains the creative and performing arts in Baker county and neighboring communities.
Pendleton Ceneter for the Arts offers fine arts exhibits, live music performances, arts education for youth, teens and adults, and a great venue for purchasing hand-crafted fine gifts made by regional artists.
Writer’s Dojo is a center for writers in Portland that produces a cutting-edge online literary magazine.
Fishtrap Community Businesses
Fishtrap is near and dear to our hearts, however most folks in Wallowa County wear more than one hat. Here is a list of businesses owned and operated by Fishtrap board members or staff: