Fishtrap welcomes its 2019 Writer in Residence, Susan DeFreitas to Wallowa County. DeFreitas is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won the 2017 Gold IPPY Award for Best Fiction of the Mountain West; her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been featured in the Writer’s Chronicle, the Huffington Post, the Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and High Desert Journal, along with numerous other journals and anthologies. In 2017, The Oregonian named her “One of 25 Oregon Authors Every Oregonian Must Read.”
Fishtrap’s Writer in Residence program gives experienced teaching artists the opportunity to spend time immersed in the community and beauty of Wallowa County. Beginning April 14, Susan will work with local writers of all ages through teaching in Wallowa County schools, giving a public reading, and teaching a one day writing workshop. Welcome Susan to the County at a special evening potluck and reading Wednesday, April 17th at 6:00pm.