June 6 – 10, 2012 at Alta, Utah
W@W presents its 27th annual conference, to be held at the intimate and historic Alta Lodge in Alta’s picturesque mountain setting. This will be an intensive writing experience, open to all writers, including beginners, in a secluded setting perfect for writers, writer/teachers, editors, and agents to share ideas and practice their craft with personal feedback.
Multi-Genre: Pete Fromm: Beginning with the Beginning
Storytelling & Song Writing: Bill Harley: Talking Your Story Through
Poetry: Heather McHugh, with Timothy O’Keefe—Shapes in Wordscapes: Patterns beyond Prosody
Non-Fiction: Steve Almond: I Am Writing to Break Your Heart Registration for this session is FULL, please choose another workshop.
Fiction and Memoir: Debra Monroe: How Details Build the Story-Shape Registration for this session is FULL, please choose another workshop.
A Special Evening With Bill Harley, well-known storyteller, will be presented Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 PM at the Masonic Temple, 650 East South Temple Salt Lake City, included in tuition. Tickets are $20 for those not registered for the conference.
Workshops, Panel, and Readings
After orientation at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, small, intensive workshops with 16 participants each will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There will be an editors and agents panel on Thursday, formal readings by the distinguished faculty each evening, and student readings each remaining afternoon.
The evening readings start at 7:30 and are free and open to the public!
Click here to download a .pdf of the current conference schedule. Small changes may be made as we draw nearer to the conference!
You’ll be able to spend a half-hour discussing your pre-submitted manuscript and getting feedback from professionals looking for new talent, included for early bird registrants.
**If you are not registered for the conference, you may register for a consultation with the agent or editor of your choice for $50. Please contact Jennifer@writersatwork.org to schedule.
Kathryn Beaumont, The Kneerim & Williams Agency Boston, MA
Kit Ward, The Ward & Balkin Agency, Lowell, MA.
Margaret Dalrymple, Univ. of Nevada Press, Reno
Kate Gale, Red Hen Press, Los Angeles
Alta Lodge is known for fine food and elegant presentation. You’ll enjoy three great meals each day, including Alta’s famous Sunday buffet. Vegetarian meals will be available.
Conference tuition with on-site lodging: $725 (shared room, includes all meals from Wednesday lunch through Sunday.)
Conference tuition without on-site lodging: $575 (includes all meals from Wednesday lunch through Sunday.)
For early bird registration, private room and other options, see the next page and the registration form.