The Beargrass Writing Retreat

Each August the Beargrass Writing Retreat gathers some of the West's most celebrated and promising writers at the storied E Bar L ranch for four days of readings, workshops, craft talks, and generative writing opportunities that connect writers of all experience levels with self and place. 

The 406 Writers’ Workshop 

Beargrass Writing Retreat is a project of the 406 Writers’ Workshop. We are a writing workshop based in the mountain valley of Missoula, in dazzling western Montana. With year-round writing classes held in the welcoming, comfortable confines of our instructors’ homes, or meeting spaces around the community, attendees of the 406 Writers’ Workshop benefit from small dynamic groups that aim to nurture, inspire, and challenge beginners and seasoned writers alike.