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June 27 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 10:00 am

The Jackson Hole Writers Conference has united people from all walks of life with their passion for words and stories for almost three decades. Professional and novice writers from Jackson Hole, The United States, and around the world, attend the conference each year.

The conference takes place in Jackson Hole’s Center for the Arts where writers can meet each other and the faculty, share ideas over a glass of wine or beer, and make new contacts while attending the variety of workshops offered.

$375 Early registration until May 12; $410 Late registration after May 13. Day passes available $150 June 27, $175 June 28 , and $200 June 29. More information at

Our tentative 2019 schedule is subject to change. Please check back to watch the details unfold.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

10:00 – 1:00Registration: Theater Lobby
10:00Silent Auction opens (table in the gallery hallway near lobby)
1:00 – 1:10Welcome – Tim Sandlin
1:10 — 2:10Speaker: Bruce Coville
2:15 — 3:15Speaker: Louisa Luna – Don’t Even Knock: Opening the Door to Who You Are as A Writer
3:30 — 4:30Craft ClassesPoetry: David Romtvedt – Conference Room

Fiction: Louisa Luna – First Paragraph Rally – Dancers Workshop #4

Susan Marsh – Exploring the Fourth Genre: Creative Nonfiction – Dancers Workshop #3

YA/Children’s: Bruce Coville – Dancers Workshop #2

Tiffanie DeBartolo, Jack Clinton – So, What’s Your Message? (Meaning and Metaphor in Fiction) – CWC Classroom

6:30Cocktail Party provided by Jedediah’s at the Airport – Theater Lobby
8:00Public Talk with Gregory Zeigler author of Travels With Max: In Search of Steinbeck’s America Fifty Years Later and screening of short film, Steinbeck Country.


Friday, June 28, 2019

8:00 — 9:00Late Registration: Theater Lobby
9:00 —9:50Speaker: Florence Williams 
10:00 — 10:50Speaker: Anne Hillerman – Tales From A Tale Teller
11:00 — 12:30Q&A Panel with Literary Agents
12:30 — 1:45Lunch On Your Own
1:45 — 2:40Craft ClassesPoetry: Jessica Jacobs – Recognition, Revision, and Revelation: Pushing the Boundaries of Your Poems – Conference Room

Fiction: Anne Hillerman – Dancers Workshop #4

Young Adult: Amy Ryan – Dancers Workshop #2

Creative Nonfiction: Florence Williams – Dancers Workshop #3

Shawn Klomparens – Writing the Dynamite Query Letter – CWC Classroom.

2:50 — 4:50Individual conferences with stars and faculty
3:15 — 4:15Deborah Turrell Atkinson: (for those without manuscripts) – CWC Classroom.
5:00Wine and cheese social with a poetry reading by WAC Fellowship winner, David Romtvedt.
7:00 — 9:00Kristen Moeller: Dancers Workshop #4
7:15 — 9:00Poetry workshop & readings: Laurie Kutchins and guest poets: Invoking Our Muses: A Conversation on Creative Process – Dancers Workshop #3
7:00 — 9:00Craft Workshop: Elena Hartwell – Manuscript 101: Story, Character, Voice – CWC Classroom


Saturday, June 29, 2019

8:00 — 8:30Yoga For The Desk-bound – Cassandra Lee – CWC Classroom (no mat necessary)
9:00 — 9:50Speaker: Catherine Gilbert Murdock – The Writing is the Journey
10:00 — 10:50Speaker: Ben Percy
11:00 — 12:20Editors: Q&A
12:20 – 2:00Lunch On Your Own
2:00 — 3:00Craft ClassesNonfiction: Broughton Coburn, Jeremy Schmidt – Dancers Workshop #3

Greg Zeigler – Independent Publishing from Soup to Nuts – CWC Classroom.

Poetry: Nickole Brown – Writing in the Age of Loneliness: Eco-Literature & the Writer’s Task – Conference Room

Fiction: Ben Percy – Dancers Workshop #4

Young Adult: Catherine Gilbert Murdock – Action! Make Verbs Tell Your Story – Dancers’ Workshop #2

3:15 — 5:15Individual conferences
3:20 — 4:20Nanci Turner Steveson – Sculpting Your Manuscript: Spit, Polish and Shine Your Way to Publication – Dancers Workshop #3
5:00Silent Auction Closes
5:15 – 7:30Student Readings in the tent (with beer & snacks).
7:30 — 8:00Book sales and signings: Theater Lobby
8:00 — 10:00Dinner – Conference Center Tent 


June 27 @ 10:00 am
June 29 @ 10:00 am
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265 S Cache St
Jackson, WY 83001 United States
(307) 733-4900