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Sawtooth Writing Retreat

Sawtooth Writing Retreat

Sept 14-17, 2023


Apply Now! Space Limited! Applications received before Friday, July 15, 2023 are eligible for 10% discount.

Elevate your writing under the stars in the Idaho mountains that inspired Ernest Hemingway.

Join us to reflect and write in a secluded mountain camp 17 miles from Ketchum, Idaho.

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Sawtooth Writing Retreat Details

Paul Bogard
Paul Bogard, Author of “The End of Night,” and “The Ground Beneath Us”
Kim Cross
Kim Cross,
Author of
“What Stands in a Storm,” and “The Stahl House”

Writing Instruction

Designed for adults who wish to elevate their writing skills and connect with a community of serious writers, this 3-day retreat will provide instruction from award-winning authors, Kim Cross and Paul Bogard.  

Beyond the Page

  • Hiking and fly fishing on property (bring your own rod)
  • Star-gazing through professional telescopes with experienced astronomers
  • Campfire lectures and readings

Food and Lodging

Meal plans available, lodging available in rustic summer camp cabins, tent camping and RV sites are also options (included). Private lodging (at your own cost) is available in nearby Ketchum. 


Dates: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 through noon Sunday, September 17

Location: Central Idaho 4-H Camp

Getting there: The camp is a 2½ hour drive from Boise Airport

Author Bios

Paul Bogard is the author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, a finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His most recent works include the edited anthology Solastalgia: An Anthology of Emotion in a Disappearing World, the coffee table book To Know a Starry Night, and the children’s book What if Night? Paul is an associate professor of English at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA, where he teaches environmental literature and writing. Find him at

Kim Cross is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist known for meticulously reported narrative nonfiction. A full-time freelance writer, she has bylines in the New York Times, Nieman Storyboard, Outside, Bicycling, Garden & Gun,,, and USA Today. Her work has been recognized in “Best of” lists by the the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, The Sunday Longread, Longform, Apple News Audio, and Best American Sports Writing. She teaches Feature Writing for Harvard Extension School.

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