Creative Nonfiction

Novice and experienced writers find new perspectives in telling a story with just the right amount of creativity, detail, research and voice. Craft workshops assist the writer to delve into their work, whether a memoir or the history of an event or a place, to reveal what works and what doesn’t work.

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Andrea Barnet

Andrea Barnet

Creative Nonfiction

Andrea Barnet was a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review for twenty-five years, where she wrote primarily on the arts and culture. She is the author of Visionary Women, How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed our World, a finalist for the 2019 PEN/ Bograd Weld Award for biography and one of Booklist’s four “2018 Editors’ choice for biography” selections. The book received the 2019 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature from the Santa Monica Public Library. Her previous book, All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930, was a nonfiction finalist for the 2004 Lambda Literary Awards. Her journalism has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and The Toronto Globe and Mail, among other publications. She splits her time between New York City and upstate New York, where she lives with her husband, the painter Kit White.

Broughton Coburn

Broughton Coburn

Creative Nonfiction

Broughton Coburn is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colorado College, and he has worked on environmental conservation and development projects in Nepal, Tibet and India for two of the past four decades. He has written, edited, or collaborated on eight books, including two national bestsellers. His latest title, published by Crown, is The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest and a recently-completed ghost writing project is now at press with Knopf. Next up, in addition to some developmental editing, is an ambitious work of creative non-fiction. He lives in Wilson, Wyoming.

Kevin Grange

Kevin Grange

Creative Nonfiction

Kevin Grange is an award-winning freelance writer with an emphasis on the medical field, adventure and travel. In June 2015, Berkley Books, a division of Penguin Random House, published Kevin’s memoir, Lights & Sirens - The Education of a Paramedic. In 2011, The University of Nebraska Press published Beneath Blossom Rain, about Kevin’s 24-day trek through the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. His new book, Dirt Medicine, details his experience working as a paramedic for the National Park Service and will be published by Chicago Review Press in 2021.

Susan Marsh

Susan Marsh

Creative Nonfiction | Fiction

Susan Marsh lives in Jackson. Her work has appeared in journals that include Orion, North American Review, and Fourth Genre, and in many anthologies. Her books include the award-winning novel War Creek, A Hunger for High Country, Cache Creek: A Trailside Guide to Jackson Hole’s Backyard Wilderness, and Saving Wyoming’s Hoback, winner of the Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities. She writes a column Back to Nature for the online Mountain Journal.

Jeremy Schmidt

Jeremy Schmidt

Creative Nonfiction

Jeremy Schmidt is author of almost 20 books and hundreds of magazine articles. He writes about natural history and adventure travel in places where the wild and the indigenous still survive. His book Himalayan Passage won the first Barbara Savage Award for adventure writing; it’s recently been called a “classic of Himalayan travel as it used to be.” He figures that just means it’s an old book.

Assignments have taken him to all continents, including Antarctica where he has recently begun a natural history of Weddell seals, the world’s southernmost breeding mammals. His latest book, Looking for Tao Canyon, Rocky Mountain Books, 2018, is set in the slickrock country of America’s desert southwest.

Patti Sherlock

Patti Sherlock

Creative Nonfiction | Fiction | Young Adult

Patti Sherlock‘s latest book, A Dog for All Seasons, St. Martin’s, 2010, describes her years with Duncan, a border collie who helped her on an Idaho sheep farm and saw her through many cycles of change. Sherlock has written two other nonfiction books and three novels for young adults. Letters from Wolfie, Penguin-Putnam, which won numerous awards, told the story of a 13-year-old boy who volunteered his dog to be a scout dog during the Vietnam war. Her other books are Taking Back Our Lives, a meditation book, Some Fine Dog and Four of a Kind, Holiday House, and Alone on the Mountain, Doubleday, which chronicled the life of western shepherds.

Tina Welling

Tina Welling

Creative Nonfiction | Fiction

Tina Welling is the author of Writing Wild: Forming A Creative Partnership With Nature, and the novels Crybaby Ranch, Fairy Tale Blues, and Cowboys Never Cry. Her essays have been published in Shambhala Sun, The Writer, Body & Soul, and other national magazines, as well as six anthologies. She conducts writing and journaling workshops internationally and is a creative energy coach. Welling resides in Jackson Hole.