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Know the West

The restless West

  Western writers, journalists, historians and photographers will gather at Wallowa Lake in Oregon, July 8-10, to take part in the Summer Fishtrap Gathering. This year's theme, "The Restless West: World War II and After," brings together novelists Ivan Doig and Sandra Scofield, historian Richard White, poet Benjamin Saenz, essayist Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and others to discuss the war's impact on the social and cultural fabric of the West. Writing workshops with Marc Jaffe, Kim Stafford, Vivian McInerny and others kick off the conference from July 4-7. For more information, contact Fishtrap, P.O. Box 38, Enterprise, OR 97828 (503/426-3623).