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Screenwriters: We Have A Writer For You

Academy  Award winning screenwriter Michael Arndt will be a featured speaker and workshop leader at the 2018 conference. Every year we have playwrights and screenplay writers asking about this type of writing. We are excited to have him join us this year. Arndt received one Oscar for his original screenplay, Little Miss Sunshine, and a […]


Stuck? Write To The Finish Line.

Every writer gets stuck, especially when pulling her or his novel out of that hole. Join Deborah Turrell Atkinson and Lise McLendon, long time JHWC faculty, for a preconference novel workshop that will help you to get that novel off your computer and off to an agent or a publisher. If you feel as if […]


UW MFA Student Offered 2018 Conference Scholarship

Emily Rose Powers graduates this May with an MFA from the University of Wyoming, where she has been under the mentorship and tutelage of novelists Brad Watson and Alyson Hagy. “Emily is first rate,” Hagy emailed us. “Talented, bright, social, mature…with interests in the arts and sciences. I’d take her anywhere. She gets high marks […]

Real Barbecue Planned For Conference Finale

  Meet the Chef for this year’s conference barbecue: Traci McClintic-Hargrave. Traci has been on the board of the Jackson Hole Writers, the force behind the conference, for two years. But when she dons her other hat, she is catering and planning events. Traci has more than fifteen years of experience in the culinary industry. […]

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Catherine McKenzie Young Writer Scholarship

Catherine McKenzie Young Writer Scholarship Long-time JHWC resident faculty and best-selling author Catherine McKenzie is providing a full scholarship to an area high school student; this will include three one-on-one manuscript critiques as well. “I’m sponsoring this scholarship because I’ve been extremely fortunate in my writing career and have benefited from feedback and support from […]


Clerestory Guidelines announced for special issue

Clerestory: Poems of the Mountain West Jackson Hole Writers Conference Special, Multi-Genre Issue Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the JHWC or this is your first year attending, the editorial staff at Clerestory invites you to submit your work in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or non-fiction (whatever the genres mean to you), to be considered […]


2017 Scholarships Go To Students And Vet

Update: Following the Youth Poetry Slam (Duel) on June 13 we awarded a fifth scholarship to Journeys student Marlie Curren. Read about her and the other scholarship recipients. All seem to be jazzed to come write withus. Jackson Hole Writers is excited to announce scholarships for four people, who will attend this year’s conference, June […]

Barnes & Noble Book Fair Nets Donation

  Last month Barnes & Noble in Idaho Falls sponsored a book fair to promote the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. Folks who purchased books on April 29 and mentioned the conference in the store or for three days used an online code generated a donation for the conference. Kaaren Parsons, Community Business Development Manger in […]