On June 18th, we were honored to host a reading and open mic featuring the work of Erin Rae Jones, the recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction this year. Check out Erin’s reading from two sections of her novel.


JH Writers Assistant Director, Matt Daly, curated this exhibition of poetry and artwork on display at the Center of the Arts through July 31st. If you can’t make it to the Center, check out the video tour above and Betsy Bernfeld’s “Loss of Home. Below see Matt’s piece made in collaboration with Jackson Hole artist Jenny Dowd, www.dowdhousestudios.com.


We are off to a great start with our online program offerings. Please check here regularly to see more offerings.

  Item name Price Quantity
"The Right Time to Write" with Tiffanie DeBartolo & Scott Schumaker - August 4th from 6:30-8:00pm MDT $0.00
Online Craft Class - "The Mystery Deepens" with Téa Obreht and Dan Sheehan - August 6th, 6:30-8:00pm MDT $0.00
Open Mic/Fellowship Reading - READER Registration $0.00 Out of stock
Open Mic/Fellowship Reading - AUDIENCE Registration $0.00 Out of stock
Online Craft Class — "After the Creative Fact: Getting Your Work to the Marketplace" with Broughton Coburn — Thursday, May 21, 5:30-6:30pm MDT — FREE $0.00 Out of stock
Online Craft Class — "How to Write, Soar and Work" with Macye Maher — Saturday, May 30, 1:00-2:00 pm MDT — FREE $0.00 Out of stock
Panel Conversation — "Poetry of Witness" — Tuesday, June 2, 6:00-7:30 pm MDT — FREE $0.00 Out of stock
Online Craft Class — "How to Write Good Dialogue" with Catherine McKenzie — Saturday, June 6, 2:00-3:00 pm MDT — FREE $0.00 Out of stock
Panel Conversation — "Ask the Literature-for-Children Experts" — Tuesday, June 9, 6:00-7:30 pm MDT — FREE $0.00 Out of stock
Online Craft Class — "How to Write a Query Letter" with Catherine McKenzie — Saturday, June 13, 2:00-3:00 pm MDT — FREE $0.00 Out of stock
Online Short Manuscript Critique $25.00 Out of stock
Online Extended Manuscript Critique $125.00 Out of stock
Online Craft Class — "Getting Your Novel Across the Finish Line" with Debby Atkinson and Mark Hummel — Six Sessions: Wednesdays, May 20-June 24, 6:00-7:00 pm MDT — COURSE FULL $0.00 Out of stock
Online Craft Class -- "Plotting Your Novel" with Patricia Moeller -- Four Sessions: Saturdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11-noon MDT -- COURSE FULL $0.00 Out of stock
Online Craft Class — Hard Science-Fiction with Dr. Mike Brotherton — Saturday, April 25, 5:00-6:30pm — FREE $0.00 Out of stock

IMPORTANT NOTICE (posted April 2, 2020)

Transition to online programming instead of live conference. See the sidebar to your right for specific program offerings. More coming soon!

In light of ongoing concerns about health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic, Jackson Hole Writers has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Jackson Hole Writers Conference this June. Instead of hosting the live conference in 2020, the board and staff of Jackson Hole Writers are working hard to create and implement online programs that will share key components of our conference that make it special.

We are excited by the online program offerings we are developing, and we remain committed to creating community through our shared passion for and practice of creative writing. Uncertainty challenges us to think creatively and consider how we can share our craft classes, critiques, panels, presentations and readings — all delivered by members of our extraordinary faculty — in a way that ensures the health and safety of our communities. We invite you to join us as we continue to support and expand our community of writers by providing unique educational programming, professional training, and creative impetus.

Before the end of April, we will have a full suite of offerings that bring many aspects of our live conference online. Most programs will be offered free of charge and will require advance registration. Programs will include offerings like:

  • A four-session workshop on structuring a narrative with Patricia Moeller
  • A six-session workshop on developing and revising a novel manuscript with Deborah Turrell Atkinson and Mark Hummel
  • An interactive poetry panel with Juan Morales, Jonathan Fink and Matt Daly focused on poetry of witness
  • Both short and extended manuscript critiques like those offered at the conference
  • A live reading where you can sign-up to share your work or just listen and cheer
  • A collage presentation of faculty reflections on how living in the West affects their writing and writing life with opportunities for you to post your own video reflections
  • And more to come!

The board and staff of Jackson Hole Writers are all writers, and we know first-hand how important maintaining attention to our writing practice is, from inspiration to publication, in these challenging times. Let’s work together to keep writing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@jhwriters.org or 307-413-3332

Tim Sandlin, Executive Director
Matt Daly, Assistant Director

  • Malaga Baldi | Agent

  • Andrea Barnet | Creative Nonfiction

  • Broughton Coburn | Creative Nonfiction

  • Melanie Crowder | Young Adult

  • Matt Daly | Poetry

  • Tiffanie DeBartolo | Fiction

  • Jonathan Fink | Poetry

  • Mark Hummel | Editor | Fiction

  • Susan Marsh | Creative Nonfiction | Fiction

  • Catherine McKenzie | Fiction

  • Juan Morales | Poetry

  • Tim Sandlin | Fiction

  • Scott Schumaker | Children’s

  • Patti Sherlock | Young Adult | Creative Nonfiction

  • Nanci Steveson Turner | Middle Grade

  • Deborah Turrell Atkinson | Fiction