NE Oregon Arts

Bette Husted Workshop at Fishtrap

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

Beyond Silence: Telling Our Stories Workshop

Friday, March 13– 9-12 PM – Bette Husted to teach writing workshop at the Fishtrap House.

Contact Mike Midlo at Fishtrap to register: or call 541-426-3623


Following a 32-year career as a teacher in Northwest rural public schools (in Joseph from 1977-88 and at Blue Mountain Community College from 1988-2002), Bette Lynch Husted lives with her husband in Pendleton, where she writes, watches birds, and practices T’ai Chi. Her first collection of memoir essays, Above the Clearwater: Living on Stolen Land (OSU Press), was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and the WILLA Award in creative nonfiction. She is also the author of At This Distance: Poems  (Wordcraft of Oregon) and a second collection of memoir essays, Lessons from the Borderlands (Plain View Press). Her work has appeared in Fourth Genre, Prairie Schooner, Oregon Humanities, High Desert Journal, Northwest Review, and other journals, and she is happy to have finally discovered fiction and completed a novel set in Eastern Oregon. Recipient of a 1994 Fishtrap Fellowship and 2007 Oregon Arts Commission award, she drives the Columbia Gorge every month to meet with the Side Porch Poets, a Portland area workshop group, and brings Northwest writers to Pendleton for the First Draft Writers’ Series at Pendleton Center for the Arts.