Elk River Writers Workshop

Pray, Montana, United States

Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2022


We are offering full-tuition diversity scholarships, $500 travel stipends and a scholarship to a Western Colorado University student. Application deadline for all scholarships is April 1. More info on our website.

CONTACT: CMarie Fuhrman
PHONE: 406-855-4581
EMAIL: workshop@elkriverarts.org
WEBSITE: https://www.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 place in their writing. It all happens at Chico Hot Springs, a historic retreat just north of Yellowstone National Park.

Our workshop takes place in one of the most wild and beautiful settings in the country, a place that has inspired the work of conservationists, writers and artists for over a century.

During our five-day workshop, we offer small classes with workshop faculty, excursions in and around Paradise Valley, and a chance to join a diverse community of writers, artists and conservationists whose work is situated in, and inspired by, the natural environment.

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 with experts in local ecology, wildlife and archaeology, or take part in onsite workshops and panels. Evenings feature faculty and student readings.


Featured Writers Include:

Camille Dungy, Sean Hill, J. Drew Lanham, Beth Piatote and Laura Pritchett


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Chico Hot Springs
163 Chico Rd.
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 cultivating and celebrating Livingston, Montana's literary heritage. Our programs include 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.