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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Florence Williams

Florence Williams

Creative Nonfiction

Florence Williams is a journalist, essayist, author, and podcaster. She is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. Her first book, BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in science and technology and the 2013 Audie in general nonfiction. It was also named a notable book of 2012 by the New York Times. Her most recent book, The Nature Fix, was an Audible bestseller and was named a top summer read by J.P Morgan. Florence was named “Author of the week” by The Week in May, 2012. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. Florence serves on the board of her favorite non-profit, High Country News, and lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

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 new 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 nonfiction has appeared in National Parks Magazine, Utne Reader, Backpacker Magazine, The Orange County Register, and has won a Top Feature award from the Society of American Travel Writers. He is represented by literary agent, Jane Dystel, whose client list includes prize-winning and bestselling authors. He works as a firefighter/paramedic with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS.

Susan Marsh

Susan Marsh

Creative Nonfiction | Fiction

Susan Marsh lives in Jackson, Wyoming. With degrees in geology and landscape architecture and a lifelong interest in creative writing, she has combined her interests into a body of work that explores the relationship of humans to the wild. 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 2016-17 Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities. She writes a monthly column for Mountain Journal.

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.

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.

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.

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.