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About Us


Dear Bear River Enthusiasts,

Welcome to our newly redesigned website! We have made some additions and changes in some pages. Please browse through and acquaint yourselves with the site.

For new writers to Bear River, we suggest you visit the “Past Workshops and Faculty” page to give you an idea of what the conference generally has offered in the past in terms of genres and writing ideas. Bear River is dedicated to producing new work at the workshops – work that you can take back home with you and revise for publication. Our “Camp Michigania,” “Press,” and “Success Stories" pages will also give you an idea of the Bear River experience.

For learn more about this year’s conference, please visit the “Conference Information” page, where you will find information on the faculty and their workshops, current conference schedule, frequently asked questions, as well as lodging and fees. 

Registration will open this year on February 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST. The form will be listed under the “Registration” page. 

With the support of the University of Michigan Department of English and our generous anonymous donors, we are proud to offer scholarships for this conference. If you are interested in applying for 2020, please visit the “Scholarships” page.

Each year, we publish the Bear River Review, which comprises work of our faculty as well as our participants. To search past and present copies as well as to order copies, please visit “The Finished Work” tab. 

Please contact us if you have any questions and stay connected with us through our Facebook forum page!

- The Bear River Conference Staff