November 13, 2021
9am to Noon
Research Your Writing to Life with Charlie Craighead
October 16, 2021
Writing for the Ear: Making the Leap from Print to Radio with Kyle Mackie
April 24, 2021
Writing Authentic Characters and Stories With Heart with Sheryl Haft
Feb 25, 2021
Pandemic Poetry: Unpacking the Discomfort with Thomas Kneeland
February 9, 2021
“Writing Stories that Readers Will Want to Read” with John Rember
January 9, 2021
“Writing Into Big Questions” – Online Craft Class with Katherine Standefer
Thanks to the generosity of the Wyoming Humanities Council, in collaboration with Wyoming Stargazing, we hosted a science fiction writing workshop in Spring 2020 with published author, Dr. Mike Brotherton, of the University of Wyoming.
Originally from the St. Louis area, he got his PhD in astronomy from the University of Texas in 1996, and held positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Kitt Peak National Observatory before moving to Laramie, Wyoming. His specialty is studying the supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies and how they shine when in the active phase. He is also interested in the relationship between such active galactic nuclei (AGN) and their host galaxies, and their mutual evolution. His work is primarily observational, and he uses a wide assortment of telescopes/observatories operating across the electromagnetic spectrum including WIRO, McDonald, IRTF, KPNO, Lick, Keck, Gemini, the VLT, Hubble, Chandra, and the VLA. He also makes use of data archives such as the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys. In addition to being a scientist, he is a science fiction writer, author of the well-received science fiction novels Star Dragon (2003) and Spider Star (2008) from Tor Books. He is also the founder of the NASA-funded Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers, which brings a dozen award-winning professional writers to Wyoming every summer.
Have you always wanted to attend the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, but didn't want to spend the time away from home? Or maybe you wanted to go to the in-person conference the last
Have you always wanted to attend the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, but didn’t want to spend the time away from home?
Or maybe you wanted to go to the in-person conference the last two years, but the pandemic kept you away?
Well, 2022 is your chance to attend our full-service writer’s conference, complete with individual critiques, in-person or virtually. Take it all in from the comfort of your home or in beautiful Jackson Hole! We are there for you.
So whether you want to see us in person or on Zoom, this year is our 31th, and we’ll be giving it our all, bringing together editors, agents, writers and students from across the country for a diverse and exciting learning experience.
Opportunities for Publication
Meet Agents and Editors
1-0n-1 Manuscript Critiques
Craft Classes, Readings and More!
2 weeks access to recordings post-conference
2022 Featured Guests:
Katherine Standefer Nonfiction
Melanie Crowder Y.A.
Téa Obreht Novelist
Jaime Fleres Nonfiction
Willy Vlautin Screenwriter, Novelist
Kathi Appelt Y.A.
Tab Murphy Screenwriter
Andrea Barnet Nonfiction
Dan Sheehan Novelist
Juan Morales Poet
Jonathan Fink Poet
Tiffany Shelton Editor
Maddie Caldwell Editor
Mark Hummel Editor
Malaga Baldi Agent
Allison Hunter Agent
Jennifer Herrara Agent
2022 Resident Faculty:
Tiffanie DeBartolo Fiction/graphic novels
Sheryl Haft Children’s/Y.A.
Greg Zeigler Screenwriter/Fiction
Lise McClendon Fiction
Jeremy Schmidt Nonfiction
Catherine McKenzie Fiction
Patti Sherlock Nonfiction/Fiction/YA
Mark Hummel Novelist, short story editor
Kevin Grange Nonfiction
Tina Welling Fiction/nonfiction
Susan Marsh Fiction/nonfiction
Deborah Turrell Atkinson Fiction
Shawn Klomparens Fiction
Laurie Kutchins Poetry
Amy Kathleen Ryan Fiction
Nanci Turner Steveson Children’s/Y.A.
Broughton Coburn Nonfiction
Matt Daly Poetry
Scott Schumaker Children’s
Tim Sandlin Fiction
Network, Learn, Create!
23 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 25 (Saturday) 10:00 pm MST
Center for the Arts
265 S Cache St