The 2020 Conference will take place June 25-27 at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts located at 265 Cache Street, Jackson, Wyoming. The pre-conference workshop is at the same location. Throughout the year we offer free writing groups on a regular basis, as well as craft workshops in various genres. Contact us, if you are interested in being on the JHW mailing list.
The Arts and Education Pavilion at the Center for the Arts opened in December 2004 and is a building dedicated to creativity and education. Within this pavilion are six visual arts studios, four dance studios, five classrooms, two conference rooms and 22 offices servicing 20 local and regional non-profit art and higher education organizations.
Jackson Hole nestles in a valley between Yellowstone National Park to the north, the rugged Tetons to the west and the red hills of the lower Gros Ventre Mountain Range to the east. Once a rendezvous for 19th century fur traders, the Hole is now the destination for a different sort of adventurer. People travel to our corner of northwestern Wyoming in every season to climb and ski our mountains, fish our clear streams, gawk at the abundant wildlife, and write about it all.
Viewing wildlife in their native habit is easy here near the headwaters of the Snake River. Elk, trumpeter swans, bald eagle, moose, bison, and bighorn sheep live in the neighborhood year-round. Lucky visitors might see a grizzly bear, black bear or wolves. Summer animal visitors include mountain bluebirds, osprey, and pronghorn antelope. The weather in late June can be unpredictable with the occasional late afternoon thunderstorm rolling in from the southwest. Highs are generally in the 70s, with chilly evenings in the 40s and 50s. Sunshine at 6,000 feet altitude can be intense, so bring sunscreen and drink lots of water.
Jackson Hole Airport
The Jackson Hole Airport brings you right into Grand Teton National Park. Air service from American, Delta, United, and smaller carriers is frequent. Factor in an extra few days in Jackson. Make a day trip north to Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park. You will understand why when you witness the myriad geysers and mineral pools, and gaze on wildlife in wild landscapes.
Town of Jackson
Whether your visit includes a hike in the mountains or a trip to the day spa, the town of Jackson makes it all convenient and enjoyable. With western boardwalks and art galleries, four-star restaurants and cozy coffee shops, a rodeo and staged gunfight on the Town Square, Jackson offers a unique experience, both down-home Wyoming and upscale resort. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort at Teton Village seven miles from Jackson bustles summer and winter with luxury accommodations and gourmet dining, a world class music festival and lift-served mountain biking.