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MFA Students Receive Scholarships

Three MFA candidates at the University of Wyoming have been awarded scholarships to the Jackson Hole Conference. We are excited to name Carly Fraysier (who is pictured above), Dominick Duhamel and  Randall Tyrone. Carly is from Vermont originally and is working on an MFA in nonfiction with a combined concentration in environment and natural resources. […]

Wondering about copyrights

Check out Writing Wyoming’s Feb. 10 blog. We all need to be educated on this issue, especially as we approach publication, whether in a literary magazine, mainstream blog, or by a publisher.  

Prepping Your Work For the Conference

Don’t be afraid to spend a little time fine-tuning your manuscript before turning it in for conference readers. Do some of the work ahead of time and you will have a better time of it. Writing Wyoming again comes to the rescue with some ideas you can actually use. Check it out this Guest Post […]

Testing The Waters

Ever wondered about webinairs and on-line editing services. Jackson Hole Writers Conference past participant Jennifer Jellen recently took a chance and signed up for a a Writer’s Digest webinair. This is her take-home message: So much of writing is focused on adding— whether it be developing rich characters, building fantastic worlds, or creating beautiful sentences— […]

Extend Your Writing Experience In Jackson

Last summer we began exploring a creative cross-pollination effort with Patricia Lee Lewis from Patchwork Farms Writing Retreats in Massachusetts. Patricia, who leads writing and yoga retreats around the world, has been visiting Jackson Hole for almost twenty years because her daughter Ponteir Sackrey moved here. But rather than see her mother work while in […]

Happy New Year

Watch in our posts for links to submission calendars. If you are writing essays, poetry and short stories, there are lots of markets out there. Some may not pay but they get your name and voice out there.   Glimmer Train announces submission calendar. GT also has a quarterly Writers Ask publication. Check it out. […]

Reading your work

Whether you write poetry, fiction or nonfiction, reading your work out loud is so important. You might feel satisfied with the words on paper or computer screen, but when you speak those same words, they suddenly become clumsy, without rhythm, fall flat. Even as you work through your drafts, practice reading out loud. Or if […]

Selecting Faculty For The Conference

One of the best parts about working for the Jackson Hole Writers Conference the last three years has been helping Tim Sandlin select writing faculty. I do take suggestions from people I know, especially when they have had first-hand experience with their nominee. You can blame the poets in our poetry group sponsored by Jackson […]

Susan Marsh on Writing Wyoming Blog Spot

                    Recent Writing Wyoming Blog Spot features Conference resident faculty Susan Marsh. She has had both a memoir and a novel published this year. Check out her blog on Writing Wyoming and learn something about writing beyond setting. Follow Writing Wyoming Setting is used to serve […]

December Book Signings

I can’t help but shout out when local writers get their works published. It’s so satisfying to know that it really happens. Susan Marsh will be reading from and signing her memoir, A Hunger For High Country, at 7 p.m. on December 11, in the Valley Bookstore. I’ve known Susan for more than twenty years, […]