Writers at Work 2014 Conference

Alta, Utah, United States


Details
Jun 4 - Jun 8, 2014

Conference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:June 4, 2014
TUITION / COST:$690 Tuition and meals only, $835 with shared room
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Jennifer Atwood
PHONE: 801-996-3313
EMAIL: jennifer@writersatwork.org
WEBSITE: www.writersatwork.org

Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and a panel on publishing will be offered to all students in an ideal setting, the historic and intimate Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

Writers at Work presents its 29th annual conference

June 4 – 8, 2014

Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah

Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and a panel on publishing will be offered to all students in an ideal setting, the historic and intimate Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.

Workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry will be taught by top, nationally known writers who are also outstanding teachers. They are open to writers at all levels of expertise and development who wish to improve their work and are willing to give and receive constructive feedback and comments.

Consultations will be offered by nationally known editors and agents, and will focus on steps to take toward publishing or toward improving the story, depending on student needs.

A panel of the consultants will discuss publishing issues and will answer questions. Faculty readings each evening and student open mike readings provide a showcase for the writers’ works.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Poetry: Ellen Bass

Fiction: Lawrence Coates

Nonfiction: Robin Hemley

Multigenre: Michael Martone

Multi-Genre: Michael Martone

Agents and Editors:

Dawn Marano -- Dawn Marono & Associates, LLC

Fiona McCrae — Graywolf Press, Director and Publisher

Nancy Stauffer -- Nancy Stauffer Associates

Nicole Walker


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Location

Alta Lodge
10230 E. State Hwy. 210
Alta
Utah, United States
84092



Writers at Work

About

Writers @ Work, a nationally known, independent writer’s organization, has successfully promoted and supported a creative writing community–locally, regionally, and nationally–for twenty-seven years. While attending W@W events, writers can hone their skills and meet to discuss their work with fellow writers, agents, editors, and publishers.

W@W was founded in 1984, when Dolly Makoff, the owner of Dolly’s Bookstore in Park City, Utah, approached writer/editor James Thomas about the possibility of having a writers’ conference in Park City. Phyllis Barber and François Camoin soon joined the group, and W@W was born. Past conferences were held in Park City and Westminster College. Our move to the historic Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains has elicited enthusiastic praise.

W@W has enjoyed great success in its 2012–2013 year. The re-Boot Camp with Paisley Rekdal in October 2012 was fully subscribed. The full, three-genre Fellowship Competition yielded top-quality winners as well as finalists whose work is being considered for publication by Quarterly West. And in June 2013, the Writers at Work signature conference was held at the Alta Lodge in the Wasatch Mountains for the second time. Faculty included Katharine Coles, John Dufresne, Michael Martone, and Christopher Merrill, and consultants Nancy Stauffer-Cahoon, Dawn Marano, Nicole Walker, and Steve Woodward. Evaluations were enthusiastic and interesting suggestions from faculty and participants alike will help build on W@W’s current success.

The goal of Writers at Work is to continue to make a difference in the work and lives of writers, whether by giving them what they need to move on to their next draft, by connecting them to a community of writers, or by introducing them to the world of publishing. Each year W@W continues to advance its mission of helping writers at all levels of skill and experience develop as writers and succeed as authors. Through its conferences, competitions, and re-Boot Camps W@W has seen talent brought to fruition and careers launched.