Small intensive workshops limited to 16 participants will be led by expert award-winning writers/teachers in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry; and will meet Wednesday from 2- 3 pm for introductions and from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
- Poetry: Ellen Bass – When I Met My Muse: A Poetry Workshop
- Non-Fiction: Robin Hemley – Explore the Possibilities for Literary Non-Fiction
- Multi-Genre: Michael Martone – The Four C’s: Cut, Compress, Context and Collage
- Fiction: Lawrence Coates – The Story and the Novel (Forms and Variations)
Readings by distinguished faculty and competition winners will be held evenings at 7:30 p.m. All readings are free and open to the public! Open mike sessions for attendees will take place after lunch on Friday and Saturday.
A consultation provides a 30-minute meeting with an editor or agent who has pre-read a submitted manuscript of no more than 7000 words.
The manuscript must be:
- No more than 7000 words;
- Double-spaced and in 12-point type
- Submitted as a .doc, .pdf, or .rtf file;
Your submission will be available to the consultant before the conference. No hard-copy manuscripts will be forwarded. Consultation times are limited and will be assigned on a first-come/first-served basis. Consultations are optional and are not included in the conference tuition unless paid in full by April 30. See more information about costs below.
**If you are not registered for the conference, you may register for a consultation with the agent or editor of your choice for $50. (Spaces are limited and fill quickly).
- Steve Woodward, Graywolf Press
- Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, Tin House
- Rachel Weaver, visiting writer, author of Point of Direction
- Michael McLane, Sugarhouse Review
- Ben Behunin, artist, self-publishing expert, author of Remembering Isaac
Not sure which consultant is best for you? Read “Choosing a Consultant” and then sign-up today.
Arrival and Departure
Registration and check-in start on Wednesday, June 4, at 11:00 a.m., prior to lunch at 12:00 p.m. Orientations for workshops and for faculty will begin at 1:00 p.m. The conference will close with a Faculty Roundtable at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, followed by the Lodge’s famous celebratory brunch. Check-out time is by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Participants must make their own arrangements for shuttle transportation between the airport and the lodge. Check with Canyon Transportation for shuttle service to and from the Salt Lake City airport.
Housing and Meals
For all participants, meals from Wednesday lunch through Sunday brunch are included in the conference registration fee. A vegetarian and non-vegetarian entree option will be offered at each lunch and dinner.
Conference participants may reserve rooms at Alta Lodge through Writers@Work when registering, using the Conference Registration form. Rooms will be assigned on a first-come/first-served basis. Those wishing to stay elsewhere may make their own lodging arrangements.
- Without on-site lodging: $690
- With on-site dorm lodging (3-4 persons per room): $785
- With on-site shared lodging (2 persons per room): $835
- With on-site single lodging: $955
All conference tuition options include all meals Wednesday lunch through Sunday Brunch. Rooms are assigned on a first-come/first-served basis.
- Consultation fee will be waived for Early Bird registrants who are paid in full by April 30, 2014.
- A consultation may be scheduled for $50 until all appointments are filled.
- Consultations for those not registered for the conference are $50.