21th annual conference
October 8 - 11, 2015

"Distinctions of the West:
Writers Explore the Northwest "

Eagle Crest Resort

Redmond, OR

The 2015 Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for workshops and presentations at the 2015 Conference. Preferred deadline for submission is February 15, 2015, with final deadline February 20. Download proposal form here, or contact Gail Jenner at gfiorini@sisqtel.net for more information.


2014 Conference Information

The 2014 Women Writing the West annual conference marked the organization’s 20th anniversary with record attendance, including several founding members. From the optional pre-conference workshops to the closing high tea, it was a jam-packed schedule. Guest editors, agents and publishers offered industry insight and opportunities for authors to pitch their new works. Conference participants chose from 22 breakout sessions. Winners and finalists in the LAURA Short Story contest were recognized at the Friday luncheon. Authors receiving WILLA awards were honored at the Saturday luncheon and evening banquet. Featured speakers included Susan Wittig Albert, Sandra Dallas, Liz Pelletier, and Joyce Meskis of the Tattered Cover Bookstore. A reception at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum introduced the Anniversary Quilt made by members. A special event was screening of the film, The Cherokee Word for Water. Historic costumes abounded for the final event, a Sunday morning high tea where Corrine Brown brought to life “Five Early Colorado Women Who Made A Difference.”

Conference Handout Materials - Download materials from the 2014 Conference Workshops

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