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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 […]

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Kids Lit Grows With Help From Conference Faculty

Hello fellow lovers of children’s literature! I was SO excited to be be back with our wonderful group in April. And here it is May and we meet this week on Thursday, May 11, from 6-8 p.m. in the conference room at the Center for the Arts. In June we will be meeting on June […]

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Novelist Jamie Ford Talks About Writing

Featured Jackson Hole Writers Conference speaker Jamie Ford is the author of The New York Times best selling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The forthcoming Love and Other Consolation Prizes returns to Seattle, but the setting is the 1909 World’s Fair, not WWII. (Unfortunately for the conference-goers, publication for Love is set […]

Susan Marsh Garners Stegner Prize

We are pleased and excited that resident faculty Susan Marsh and her co-author Florence Shepard have been selected as the winners of this year’s Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah Press for Saving Wyoming’s Hoback: The Grassroots Movement that Stopped Natural Gas Development. A great honor and well-deserved by Susan […]

Tim Sandlin Looks Good In Brown

Watch and listen. A video of Tim Sandlin that was shown during the 2016 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award last weekend in Cheyenne. Governor Matt Mead presented him with the award for artist and for arts advocacy. Writers, budding and pro, can learn something from him: your fingerprints will disappear if you type enough novels, coffee […]

Past Resident Faculty Jayme Feary Wins Award

The Wyoming Arts Council on Wednesday announced the winners of the 2017 Blanchan/Doubleday Awards. Jayme Feary of Jackson received the nod for best writing inspired by nature. Past participants must remember Jayme’s cowboy poetry walks up Cache Creek in the evening with nature writer Susan Marsh. Wine and cheese was served up as well as […]

Tim Sandlin Honored By Governor For Contributions To The Arts

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced December 7 that Tim Sandlin, director of Jackson Hole Writers and the creative force behind the conference for 23 years,  would receive a Governor’s Arts Award for work as an artist and as an arts advocate in the state. “I wish my parents were still alive,” Tim says. “They would […]

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Cultural Council of Jackson Hole Scholarships

Jackson Hole Writers is happy to announce the recipients of the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole scholarships for 2016. These scholarships allow three students and two teachers to attend the conference and even receive critiques of their work. It is a great opportunity for them and for us. We are grateful for the Cultural Council […]

Scholarships Awarded UW MFA Students

The 25th Jackson Hole Writers Conference is pleased to announce this year’s University of Wyoming scholarships. Each year we raise money through our silent auction to fund these scholarships. They include registration fees and the chance to have a manuscript critiqued by writers and an agent or editor. We only wish we could provide housing […]

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Perseverance Pays Off In The Writing World

Andrew Munz, lately of Iceland Walking into the 2013 Jackson Hole Writers Conference, I more or less was convinced that my novel-in-progress was utterly groundbreaking. It was everything I wanted to write, and represented the type of author I wanted to be. And to know that I would get the opportunity to meet with editors […]