Fish Trap Writer-in-Resident: Cameron Scott

Post date: Jan 20, 2012 11:52:34 PM

Joseph Charter School is excited to introduce Cameron Scott, Fishtrap's Winter 2012 Writer-in-Resident. Cameron will be working with the 7th and 8th grade English students. He will begin working with the students starting on Monday, January 23rd and will stay until February 9th.

Cameron Scott was born in Denver, CO in 1977 and graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. He received a Master of Fine Arts, Poetry, from the University of Arizona in 2004, where he also taught a creative writing workshop at Voices 110 Degrees, a writing program for at risk youth in Tucson, AZ for two years before taking a road trip in search of his roots and trout.

Since then he has lived and worked in Crested Butte, CO as a fly fishing guide at Dragonfly Anglers, for poet David Rothman and Conundrum Press, and participated in local performance poetry readings as part of a group called Wild Word before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley where he worked at the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, is a guide at Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt, CO, is the poetry editor for “Rise Forms” :, a contributing editor for Sugar Mule, teaches a weekly poetry workshop at the Basalt Library, participates in the Aspen Poets’ Society and has attended and loves the writing program at Pacific University and also the Colorado Art Ranch.

If you want to learn more about Cameron, visit his website,, and please plan on helping us to welcome Cameron with a reading and potluck tentatively scheduled for January 26th.