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Local students earn conference scholarships

    Sawyer Lucas-Griffin, Sara McWhirter, and Seth Taylor have all been awarded scholarships to the 27th Jackson Hole Writers Conference. Sawyer, who will be a senior in the fall at JHHS, received the Catherine McKenzie Scholarship, and Sara McWhirter, a student at Journeys Schools, received a conference scholarship. The third scholarship goes to Seth […]

Anne Fadiman, award-winning writer, to read at Library

We love supporting writers and hope you will take this opportunity to meet and listen to Anne Fadiman at the Teton County Library on Monday, July 9 from 6-7 p.m. Co-sponsored by Jackson Hole Writers. Anne Fadiman, a former winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, will read from and answer questions […]


Journeys Schools’ Sara McWhirter Garners Scholarship

In Sara McWhirter’s request for a scholarship, she easily convinced us that she was a good fit. Last year she fully participated in every workshop she attended which always makes us at the conference happy. “The Writers Conference, when I attended last year, was the most distilled and powerful poetry education I’ve ever had. I […]


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 […]