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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I attended Fishtrap last summer. Enrolled in the "memoir classes" with Debra Gwartney - instructor extraordinaire - I was able to move more comfortably, than ever before, in to the telling of the story of a section of my life.
For the writer, there's nothing like sharing work and gaining feedback from fellow writers and an instructor. The days at Fishtrap are filled with instruction, writing, hiking, great conversations, an incredibly beautiful natural setting, deer who are fearless of humans, and evening gatherings where voices rise to resonate in a cathedral ceilinged log house; where applause is heart felt and where, in the end, I stood, for the first time ever, to read a piece from my work.
Fishtrap, the Wallowa Mountains, the writers who gather, the crisp value of the air, the Lake, the orchestration of the days - spectacular and brilliant as those stars at which we tipped our heads back and gazed.
p.s. music too! and a place for kids!
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