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The Tetons in the Fall, Timothy Jennings

2015 Jackson Hole Writers Conference

June 25-27, 2015 —Celebrating 23 years!

  • Tobias Wolff | Fiction | Creative Nonfiction

  • Jeff Greenwald | Creative Nonfiction

  • Jewell Parker Rhodes | Fiction | Creative Nonfiction

  • Nina McConigley | Fiction

  • Nahid Rachlin | Fiction | Creative Nonfiction

  • Scott Lasser | Fiction

  • Stefan Merrill Block | Fiction

  • Joe Wilkins | Poetry | Creative Nonfiction

  • Eric Paul Shaffer | Poetry

  • Tim Sandlin | Fiction

  • Lise McClendon | Fiction

  • Catherine McKenzie | Fiction

  • Jeremy Schmidt | Creative Nonfiction

  • John Byrne Cooke | Fiction | Creative Nonfiction

  • Kyle Mills | Fiction

  • Deborah Turrell Atkinson | Fiction

  • Tina Welling | Fiction

  • Laurie Kutchins | Poetry | Creative Nonfiction

  • Mark Hummel | Fiction | Editor

  • Susan Marsh | Creative Nonfiction

  • Tiffanie DeBartolo | Fiction | Graphic Novels

  • Patti Sherlock | Young Adult | Creative Nonfiction

  • Shawn Klomparens | Fiction

  • David Riley Bertsch | Fiction

  • Mary Beth Baptistie | Creative Nonfiction

  • Nanci Steveson Turner | Young Adult

  • Janet Fox | Young Adult

  • Liese Mayer | Editor

  • Chuck Sambuchino | Editor

  • Claudia Mauro | Poetry | Editor

  • Elizabeth Winick Rubenstein | Agent

  • Sarah Levitt | Agent

  • Yaniv Soha | Editor

2015 Faculty

Tobias Wolff
Jeff Greenwald
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Nina McConigley
Stefan Merrill Block
Nahid Rachlin
Joe Wilkins
Eric Paul Shaffer
Tim Sandlin
Kyle Mills
John Byrne Cooke
Mark Hummel
Catherine McKenzie
Patti Sherlock
Tina Welling
Susan Marsh
Lise McClendon
Deborah Turrell Atkinson
David Riley Bertsch
Shawn Klomparens
Mary Beth Baptiste
Laurie Kutchins
Claudia Mauro
Nanci Steveson Turner
Janet Fox
Tiffanie DeBartolo
Liese Mayer
Yaniv Soha
Chuck Sambuchino
Katherine Fausset
Sarah Levitt
Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein

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 and Montana, and fly in from as far away as Florida and Alaska. 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. 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.

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For the 23rd year Jackson Hole Writers Conference we are bringing writers who have ignited and continue to ignite the literary scene.  Old-hands Tobias Wolff, Jeff Greenwald, and Jewell Parker Rhodes will join forces with Nina McConigley, Eric Paul Shaffer, and Stefan Merrill Block.  Our 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.

As in recent years, the conference venue will be the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, a modern setting in Old West Jackson Hole. It is within walking distance of the town’s many amenities, eateries, and hotels.

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.JHWC_20140628-2600

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.