2012 Jackson Hole Writers Conference
June 28-30, 2012 — Entering its 20th year!
Naomi Shihab Nye
Taking place at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.
Every summer, passion for the written word brings writers together in Grand Teton National Park's backyard. Jackson Hole Writers Conference attendees are young and old, veterans and tenderfoots with one common denominator: they all love writing.
Each year distinguished speakers, editors and agents join our resident faculty to deliver a weekend of active and engaging dialogue, collaboration and the opportunity for all of us to raise the stakes on our work.
Manuscript critiques are an important part of our conference, providing a way for you to discuss your work one-on-one with experienced writers, editors and agents.
Jackson Hole’s writing community began with the likes of Struthers Burt and Owen Wister who came out West to enliven their spirits with open spaces and nature’s untainted wonders. Over the years, many writers have passed through this area and many more have stayed. Since the 1970s a noticeable literary undercurrent feeds the intellectual and arts community.
We’re reading each other here! Strong regional writers, and those from California to Maine, feel at home. And we like it that way. Serious writers pour into Jackson Hole to push the envelope on their creative work. The collective story of the Writers Conference grows alongside the achievements of our guests. This year, that could be you.