Writers at Work

Alta, Utah, United States

Jun 4 - Jun 8, 2014


TUITION / COST:With shared room --$835 (limited number available). Tuition and meals only - $690. Onsite consultation - $50.
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

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

Intensive workshops limited to 16 participants focused on developing craft and skills. Pitchfest, craft lectures, readings, panels.

Please see website for 2013 dates.

Writers@Work is pleased to announce a great faculty and program for learning and teaching. Our 2014 conference will be held at the Alta Lodge(altalodge.com) in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the spectacular Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City. Alta Lodge features fine dining, a spa, hiking trails from the door, and a ski lift.Our group will be the only guests, so we will have the run of the lodge for classes and informal get togethers. For the past 30 years, we’ve devoted ourselves to honing craft. Join us for our annual writing conference featuring workshops, manuscript consultations, and inspirational readings. The 2014 Writers at Work conference faculty features prize-winning authors dedicated to helping elevate writers of all levels.


Featured Writers Include:

Poetry: Ellen Bass; Fiction: Lawrence Coates; Nonfiction: Robin Hemley; Multigenre: Michael Martone


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction


Alta Lodge
10230 East State Hwy 210
Utah, United States

Writers at Work


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.