Elk River Writers Workshop 2021

Pray, Montana, United States

Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2021


TUITION / COST:1200.00-1500.00 most meals included
Native Scholarship, Several Partial Scholarships

CONTACT: CMarie Fuhrman
EMAIL: cmariefuhrman@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: elkriverwriters.org

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.

For our 2021 workshop, we are thrilled to welcome faculty members Rick Bass, Linda Hogan, J. Drew Lanham, William Pitt Root, and Pamela Uschuk.

Our workshop takes place at Chico Hot Springs, 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 attempting to tackle climate change in their lives and art.

Workshop classes take place in the mornings at Chico and are limited to 10 students each. In the afternoons, students may select from a menu of excursions with experts in local ecology, wildlife, and archaeology.

Explore your wild with the Elk River Writers Workshop!


Featured Writers Include:

Linda Hogan, J. Drew Lanham, Rick Bass, Pamela Uschuk, and William Pitt Root. Associate faculty includes Doug Peacock, Gary Ferguson, Adrian Jawort, Charles Finn, Jesse Logan, Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, Tom James, and Cathy Whitlock.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Chico Hot Springs
163 Chico Road
Montana, United States

Elk River Writers Workshop

The Elk River Writers Workshop is an affiliate of the nonprofit organization Elk River Arts & Lectures. We are dedicated to promoting and cultivating Livingston, Montana's literary heritage. Our programs have included free public lectures by renowned poets, authors, and journalists; workshops with some of the West’s best literary educators; vibrant programming in Livingston’s public schools; and a Visiting Writer program that hosts nationally prominent authors and artists for extended stays in our community.