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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 […]


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 […]

Reaching Out To Wyoming Writers

  Calling on writers across Wyoming, from Gillette to Evanston: If you attend Writing Wyoming Inc. early June conference, you can get a $150 discount on your registration fee to attend JHWC the end of June. A great deal! An amazing way to nurture your writing life. Joseph Marshall III, John Cadarrozo, poet Lori Howe […]


Writing It Right anthology ready to order

Shaggy Dog Press is pleased to announce publication of our 25th anniversary anthology, Writing It Right: Reflections From the Jackson Hole Writers Conference.  Tim Sandlin’s introduction is followed by prose and poetry from past conference attendees: participants, faculty, staff and volunteers. The well-published and critically acclaimed are joined in the 100-plus pages by long-time attendees […]

Passing The Torch(es) On

At the conference we are especially psyched when a past registrant, volunteer or staff member makes it onto our faculty. Can’t help but feel as if we are doing something right. Sometimes it’s hard to brag about successes, but in this case we are happy to do just that. Amy Kathleen Ryan and Deanna Neill […]

Lori Howe Offers Poetry Workshop

Join the Jackson Hole Writers for a free poetry workshop Lori Howe, editor in chief of the ezine Clerestory Poetry Journal, will be doing a writing workshop on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in the conference room at the Center for the Arts from 9 a.m. to noon. Email connie@blackhen.com to sign up. Preregistration is suggested […]


Submissions Requested For Book To Celebrate 25 Years

  Commemorative Book Possible Topics Expanded, So Read On           We are only a week past the fall equinox, but the Jackson Hole Writers Conference is looking ahead to the 25th conference, June 23-25, 2016. We are excited to have lined up most of our faculty, which will include Gretel Ehrlich,  […]

JHHS Teacher Mary Hoeschler Receives Scholarship

Watch for details to come on the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole’s grant that has provided a scholarship for Mary Hoeschler. She got rave reviews from teacher/poet Matt Daly and JHHS teacher Walt Berling and JHHS head librarian Lori Clark-Erickson. So we are excited to announce this one.

Nina Swamidoss McConigley Craft Class

Writing What You Know: Using Autobiography in Fiction   The old adage is to write what you know. Which is great — but as fiction writers, it’s sometimes safer to fictionalize what you know. In this craft class, we’ll talk about how to take real life experience and fictionalize it. Looking at published texts and […]

Local High School Students Receive Scholarships

Jackson Hole High School student Elizabeth Chambers is one of four local area high school students attending the 23rd Jackson Hole Writers Conference on a scholarship. The scholarships are from a grant from the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole. We are excited that she is a repeat scholarship recipient as she added a lot to […]