Robert Michael Pyle returns to Summer Fishtrap this year to teach and, offer this year’s keynote address. Pyle is the author of twenty books of essay, poetry, and natural history, including Wintergreen (John Burroughs Medal), Where Bigfoot Walks (Guggenheim Fellowship), and Sky Time in Gray’s River (National Outdoor Book Award). The founder of the Xerces Society, Pyle is also a widely respected lepidopterist and author of several standard butterfly books including The Butterflies of Cascadia. A recent Kittredge Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Montana, he has taught placed-based writing from Tasmania to Tajikistan, Fishtrap to Outpost, and was Werner Writing Resident at Billy Meadows in 2010.
Check out this interview on Terrain.org: Reflections on 50 Years of Engagement with the Natural World
Pyle’s workshop at Summer Fishtrap is titled, “Conjuring Words from the Land,” where participants will spend a week parsing the territory where literature meets the land, tugging new writing directly from the soil and leaves. Find out more here, and get registered now!
Summer Fishtrap takes place July 10-16, 2016. The conference features week long workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction as well as panel discussions, open mic sessions, and more.