Looking Back: 2011

Summer Fishtrap 2011 Recap

Summer Fishtrap a Wrap

Summer Fishtrap 2011: “Migrations & Passages” was a huge success according to many participants, and we’ll be posting more comments and evaluations here soon. Meanwhile, click on a gallery below to view some photos of the fun-filled week of writing, reading, singing, and yes, even fishing.

This comment from a happy Fishtrapper: ” I was a first-timer at Fishtrap this summer in Joe Mulcahy’s Cultural Passages workshop and loved it.   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.”

Another participant writes: “Deeply moving, in a most unexpected and curious way, Fishtrap’s Summer gathering and workshops have become essential to my journey–and a most joyful welcome to the breath of the world”

Thanks to all who helped make the event a huge success!

Henry Hughes and teh BIG FISH

Workshop Leader Reels in THE BIG ONE!

Western Oregon University English professor Henry Hughes came to Summer Fishtrap to lead a poetry workshop and ended up making news withThe Fishtrap Flag this record-breaking catch from Wallowa Lake. The Statesman Journal has a nice story, as does the La Grande Observer.

Mark your calendars for the 25th Anniversary Summer Fishtrap: A Gathering of Writers, July 9-15, 2012. Theme is “Catch & Release: What we hold onto, what we let go, and the one that got away.”