30th Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers: July 10-16, 2017

Registration opens 9am Pacific Time, February 1, 2017!

Mark your calendars! Join us as we celebrate 30 years of inspiring good writing and clear thinking in and about the West. This year’s theme, Roots & Branches, honors the history and tradition of the past 30 years, and challenges us to stay present and continue to grow as we explore our world through our work. Learn more…

Be inspired by the beauty of Wallowa Lake — and by this year’s Summer Fishtrap Faculty:


Accepting applications February 1 – March 1, 2017. Learn more.


Join Craig Childs for a week of literary inspiration on Oregon’s rugged and beautiful Zumwalt Prairie.

Yearlong Writing Workshop

Join award-winning author Karen Fisher for a yearlong writing experience.