2015 Conference Information
Immerse yourself in: "Distinctions of the West: Writers Explore the Northwest" during the 21st annual conference of Women Writing the West Oct. 8-11, 2015, in the beautiful high desert country of Redmond, Oregon, at the Eagle Crest Resort.
Attendees will have the opportunity to attend craft-enhancing workshops, meet with agents and editors, network and be inspired to write. Experience the history, culture and spectacular landscapes of the area with a Friday morning tour to the High Desert Museum, A6 Print Shop and Gallery, and the Old Mill District, as well as an exciting excursion Sunday to one of the oldest working ranches in Oregon.
Winners and finalists in the LAURA Short Story contest and the WILLA Literary awards will receive recognition. Keynote speakers are Molly Gloss and Anna Keesey, both internationally known and awarded distinctive writers from Oregon, who write about women in the West.
In addition, the public is invited to the premier of Heathens and Thieves. The film is a western crime drama set in an American era when the riches associated with the 1849 Gold Rush, the fallout of the Civil War, and the impact of Chinese immigration were fresh in people's minds. Co-Director Megan Peterson will be on hand, too.
One lucky winner will go home with a beautiful “Female Storm” blanket donated by the Pendleton Woolen Mills. The silent auction will have many distinctive items to help the WILLA fund and make this conference memorable.
For questions about the conference, contact Jane Kirkpatrick or Shanna Hatfield.
Look for the official registration form that will be posted soon and arriving in the mail to members.
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