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Story Catcher Writing Workshop & Festival June 5-8, 2018


WRITER'S RETREAT (registration required) | June 5-7, 2018

This year's retreat features University of Wyoming Writers-In-Residence Jeff Lockwood, Nina McConigley, and H.L. Hix. Set in the breath-taking Pine Ridge Region of Northwest Nebraska, we will gather in the historic buildings and scenic spots around Fort Robinson State Park and will lodge in the 1890 Brick Officer Quarters. Renowned writers will lead morning sessions focused on crafting and improving our writing, followed by afternoon sessions designed to give participants a chance to create new work and receive personalized feedback during the retreat.


STORY CATCHER FESTIVAL (FREE & open to the public) | June 8, 2018

On Friday, we will move to the Chadron State College campus for a festival (free and open to the public, no pre-registration required) celebrating the work of everyone involved in the workshop, from published authors to beginners, and featuring additional workshop sessions from our Writers-In-Residence and Mari Sandoz Emerging Writers. We will conclude the festival with featured readings from Jeff Lockwood and Nina McConigly.

For more information about the workshop, a complete schedule and for registration information, please visit us at  or or email