2014 Jackson Hole Writers Conference
June 26-28, 2014 — Entering its 22nd year!
Registration for the 2014 conference begins December 4, 2013
Each summer, writers with a passion for the word come to Wyoming and to Grand Teton National Park's backyard for the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. Writers drive in from the neighborhood, states like Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Montana, and fly in from as far away as Florida and Alaska, California and Maine. Writers come to Jackson Hole for the spectacular mountains and amazing wildlife, but we like to think that writers come to our conference because they know they are going to get something special.
This year we are pleased by the strong, diverse line-up, which includes best-selling authors Justin Torres, Sarah Bird, Nahid Rachlin, and Craig Johnson, creative nonfiction writers Molly Caro May and Jon Mooallem, poet Bill Ransom and Mary Austin Speaker, and young adult favorites Katherine Howe and Amy Kathleen Ryan.
Because of our intimate size, attendees at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference meet each other and the faculty, sharing ideas along with their beer, making new contacts in a workshop, finding a mentor on a walk. Whether you have pursued the craft of writing for decades or only recently have set yourself on the journey to share your words with others, this writers conference won't put you off.
Each year distinguished speakers, editors and agents join our resident faculty to deliver three days of engaging dialogue, collaboration and the opportunity for all of us to raise the stakes on our work.
Taking place at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.
Manuscript critiques are an important part of our conference, providing a way for you, the writer, to discuss your work one-on-one with experienced writers, editors and agents.
Jackson Hole’s writing community began with the likes of Struthers Burt and Owen Wister who came out West to enliven their spirits with open spaces and nature’s untainted wonders. Over the years, many writers have passed through this area and many more have stayed. Since the 1970s a noticeable literary undercurrent feeds the intellectual and arts community. Check out our resident writer faculty.
At the Jackson Hole Writers Conference you will have ample opportunity to share your work, whether in the critiques or workshops, or at the open mic event! Writers from Massachusetts to Florida, from Texas to Washington know their fellow attendees will listen well. Serious writers pour into Jackson Hole each June looking for a fresh, but critical eye on their work. We think they get that, and that's why they come back year after year. The collective story of the Writers Conference grows alongside the achievements of our guests. This year, that could be you starting a new tradition. Make the most of it!