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Sawtooth Writing Retreat set for Sept. 19-22

Participants in the Sawtooth Writing Retreat 2023 posing in front of a forest and mountain in the Sawtooth Mountain Range.
Writers from the 2023 Sawtooth Writing Retreat

Aspiring writers and dark sky enthusiasts are invited to join authors Paul Bogard and Kim Cross at the Sawtooth Writing Retreat on Sept. 19-22 to elevate their writing skills and connect with a community of writers.

Set in the heart of America’s first International Dark Sky Reserve near Ketchum, Idaho, the retreat offers:

  • Hiking and fly fishing on property (participants must bring their own fishing gear)
  • Star-gazing through professional telescopes with experienced astronomers
  • Campfire lectures and readings

Sign up for the retreat by Aug. 15.

The retreat is presented by Boise State’s Hemingway Center, a cultural and artistic hub that supports a variety of readings, performances, events and educational experiences for students and the community.

About Paul Bogard

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?”

Bogard is an associate professor of English at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches environmental literature and writing. Visit his website to learn more.

About Kim Cross

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, CNN, ESPN and USA Today. Her work has been recognized in “best of” lists by the New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Sunday Longread, Longform, Apple News Audio and Best American Sports Writing.

Cross teaches feature writing for Harvard Extension School.