Molly Gloss – novelist, books include The Jump Off Creek and The Hearts of Horses

 Lizzie Grossman – former literary agent, writer on environmental and public policy issues, author of High-Tech Trash

Jim Hepworth – professor emeritus at Lewis-Clark State College, publisher at Confluence Press

Marc Jaffe – retired editor and publisher, Bantam Books, Random House, and Houghton-Mifflin

 Teresa Jordan -artist, writer, books include Field Notes from Yosemite: Apprentice to Place and Riding the White Horse Home

 Al Josephy – Environmental Pler, Washington State Dept. of Ecology; adjunct faculty in Environmental Sciences at The Evergreen State College

 Bill Kittredge – retired professor, University of Montana, author of Owning It All and Hole in the Sky and co-editor of The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology

 Craig Lesley – Author of The Sky Fisherman and Storm Riders; on the faculty of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA program

 Jonathan Nicholas – former columnist and editorial board member of the Oregonian, Vice President at ODS

Diane Josephy Peavey – rancher, writer, author of Bitterbrush Country

 Kate Power – singer, songwriter, former owner of Artichoke Music in Portland, Music School Director at Dusty Strings in Seattle

 Jack Shoemaker – Editorial Director of Counterpoint Press

Primus St. John – poet, retired professor, Portland State University, author of Communion

 Peter Sears –  poet, teaches in the low residency writing program at Pacific University

 Kim Stafford – director, Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis and Clark College; author of Early Morning: Remembering My Father and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared

 Luis Alberto Urrea – writer, professor, author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Queen of America, and Devil’s Highway

Rich Wandschneider – founding director of Fishtrap, director of  The Alvin M. and Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture