Mark your calendars! From the Jackson Hole Writers Conference Website:
2013 Jackson Hole Writers Conference
June 27-29, 2013 — Entering its 21st year!
Jill Conner Browne
Karen Joy Fowler
Taking place at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.
Each summer, a passion for the written word draws writers from across the country to Grand Teton National Park’s backyard. Sure, the spectacular mountains have been attracting folks for a couple hundred years, but we like to think that people come to the Jackson Hole Writers Conference because they know they are going to get something special. Because of our intimate size, attendees 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 is one conference that won’t put you off.
Each year distinguished speakers, editors and agents join our resident faculty to deliver a weekend of active and engaging dialogue, collaboration and the opportunity for all of us to raise the stakes on our work.
Manuscript critiques are an important part of our conference, providing a way for you 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.
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!