Elk River Writers Workshop
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About the event
The Elk River Writers Workshop embodies the idea that deep, communal experiences with the wild open the door to creativity. We bring together some of the most celebrated nature writers in the United States with students who are serious about fostering a connection with the environment in their writing. It all happens at Chico Hot Springs, a historic retreat just north of Yellowstone National Park.
For our 2022 workshop, we are thrilled to welcome faculty members Camille Dungy, Sean Hill, J. Drew Lanham, Beth Piatote, and Laura Pritchett.
Our workshop takes place in one of the most wild and beautiful settings in the country, a place which has inspired the work of conservationists, writers, and artists for over a century. During our five-day workshop, we offer critiques of students’ writing, excursions in and around Paradise Valley, and a chance to join a community of writers, artists and conservationists who are serious about their writing and about the environment it lives in.
Workshop classes take place in the mornings at Chico Hot Springs and are limited to 10 students each. In the afternoons, students may select from a menu of excursions, panels, and generative workshops.