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.

2017 Beargrass visiting writers and contributors included National Book Award finalist Brad Watson, Publisher and CEO of Milkweed Editions Daniel Slager, prize-winning novelist Sharma Shields, PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Amelia Gray, five-time Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award winner Pete Fromm, Massie & McQuilkin literary agent Julie Stevenson, acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, award-winning poets Kevin Goodan and Holly Wren Spaulding, Stegner Fellow Callan Wink, and PEN Emerging Writers Award winner and Pushcart Prize winner Smith Henderson. These contributors join a growing list of diverse, nationally-recognized past writers.