What Is the Jackson Hole Writers Conference?

Writer at the Jackson Hole Writers ConferenceCalling all wordsmiths! The Jackson Hole Writers Conference is slated for June 22-24, 2017 and brings writers from all over the country to the Wild West. It’s the perfect place to meet other creatives, share ideas, attend workshops, and more! Whether you’ve been perfecting your craft for decades or are just starting your literary journey, the Jackson Hole Writers Conference can help you pursue your passion. Here’s why attending this year’s event is a must.

Learn more about the Jackson Hole Writers Conference and other local events when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of recommendations for things to do during your stay at the Bentwood Inn!

Experience the Jackson Hole Writers Conference

Held each year at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, the Writers Conference provides access to nationally acclaimed authors, editors, agents, and screenwriters. You’ll have three days to pick some of the best brains in the business! The conference also offers programs relevant to all disciplines: story structure, narration and dialogue, character development, etc. From cultivating ideas to making the sale, you’ll explore every aspect of the writing profession. After all, the goal is to get you published!

Share Your Work

One of the best things about the Jackson Hole Writers Conference is that it gives attendees ample opportunity to share their work. You can submit writing samples to be critiqued in one-on-one feedback sessions, or share your favorite piece at a workshop. You can even attend an open mic event. Whatever platform you choose, you’ll love the chance to have a fresh, critical eye on your work. Click here to view the full conference schedule.

About the 2017 Event

This summer promises to be busier than ever, with people coming to our corner of the world to witness the complete solar eclipse on August 21st. But Jackson Hole is an inspiring place with or without a rare event. Visitors have been attracted to the valley’s iconic mountains and amazing wildlife for decades – in fact, 50% of registrants return year after year!

Registration for the 2017 conference is $375 until it goes up in price on May 8th. Manuscript critiques are $50 and fill up early, so be sure to request yours ASAP! This year’s faculty includes poet Kerri Webster, fiction writers CJ Box and Jamie Ford, and creative nonfiction writer Matteo Pistono, just to name a few.

Book Your Stay at the Bentwood Inn

If you’re attending the conference this year, be sure to book your stay at our Jackson Hole bed and breakfast. Our lodge is just a 10-minute drive from the Center for the Arts and is the perfect place to unwind. Reserve our Indian Paintbrush Room and take inspiration from the Native American ceremonial pipes, spacious balcony, and spectacular Teton views. There’s even a writing desk! In the morning, join us for a delicious gourmet breakfast and tell us all about your experience at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. We look forward to having you!

Find out how you can save on your trip to Wyoming with our vacation specials and packages.