Fishtrap brings its popular monthly reading series to Wallowa Lake Lodge this month for a special season opening celebration of Fishtrap Fireside on Friday, October 4 at 7:00pm. Come up to the lake, find a seat by the fire, and enjoy readings from Wallowa County locals Whitney Chandler, David Laskin, and Forrest Van Tuyl. An open mic follows where audience members have the chance to get up to the podium and share their stories too.
Fireside is a free monthly event for Wallowa County writers to read and share their work. More than 80 Wallowa County residents have stepped up to the podium to read their personal stories, poems, essays, and more. “When we launched Fireside back in 2013,” says Program Manager Mike Midlo, “I thought we might run out of local writers to feature but, every year more people attend, read, and become a part of the program. It’s great fun.”
Fishtrap Fireside takes place the first Friday of the month October through April. After the special October event at Wallowa Lake Lodge, Fireside will return to its original location at Fishtrap, 400 East Grant Street in Enterprise. The community is encouraged to attend these readings, enjoy light refreshments, and hear new work by local writers.
October’s Fireside is sponsored by Wallowa Lake Lodge and The Bookloft.