About Fishtrap:

Summer Fishtrap is a week-long gathering of writers held at Wallowa Lake, Oregon each July. Aspiring and established writers spend time together in a week of writing workshops, panel discussions, evening readings and even find time to relax, write, hike, and fish.

What sets Summer Fishtrap apart from other writing conferences is the remote mountain lake setting, a focus on a provocative theme related to living and writing in the west, and on the generation of new writing. Participants come away with new skills, new beginnings, and a renewed sense of their own creative potential. Many people report having the best group writing experience of their lives at Summer Fishtrap.

Visit the Fishtrap website for more info.


Two AIE teaching artists will serve on the faculty of the 28th Annual Summer Fishtrap.  Media artist, Katie Basile and visual artist, Shelley Toon Lindberg will present a workshop in digital storytelling to youth during the retreat.