Monday, March 15, 2010

More info -- and links -- for WWInc conference

The 36th Annual Wyoming Writers, Inc. Writers Conference will be held in Cody June 4-6. The host facility this year is the Buffalo Bill Resort which includes The Holiday Inn, The Comfort Inn, and The Buffalo Bill Cabins. Nearby is the Buffalo Bill Historic Center with five museums.

Our conference features workshops and round table discussions with renown Spur Award-winning author and investigative journalist, Max McCoy; former Wyoming Poet Laureate and award-winning novelist, Robert Roripaugh; winner of the National Poetry Series and English Professor at University of South Dakota, Lee Ann Roripaugh (shown in photo); and literary agents Gordon Warnock from Andrea Hurst Literary and Suzie Townsend from FinePrint.

Our opening evening event includes a discussion of the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp, located near Cody and where thousands of Japanese-Americans were interred during World War II. Speakers during this event will be members of the Roripaugh Family.

Our Keynote Speaker on Saturday evening, June 5, will be Max McCoy. With two coveted Spur Awards for his Western novels and years as an investigative journalist, McCoy brings immense experience to the table.

Literary agents Suzie Townsend and Gordon Warnock look forward to meeting authors and discussing their work with an eye toward possible representation. Both agents will be conducting six-minute pitch sessions at this conference.

Closing session on Sunday will feature a talk by Bruce Richardson, University of Wyoming professor and chairman of the Wyoming Arts Council board. Bruce will address the Wyoming arts scene -- and the role that poets and writers play in it.

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