Writers at Work 2018 Writing Retreat
Alta, Utah, United States
Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and various craft panels and discussions 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 34th annual conference. W@W returns to 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 workshops, panels, meals and informal gatherings.
June 6-10, 2018
Alta Lodge, Alta, Utah
Workshops, manuscript consultations, readings by faculty and students, and various panels and discussions will be offered to all students in an ideal setting, the historic and intimate Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.
Generative workshops in fiction, creative 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 visiting writers, and will focus on steps to take toward publishing or toward improving the story, depending on student needs.
Faculty readings each evening and student open mike readings provide a showcase for the writers’ works.
Featured Writers Include:
Mat Johnson (fiction)
Paisley Rekdal (poetry)
Tessa Fontaine (nonfiction)
Visiting writers/Consultation faculty: TBA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction
10230 E. 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 34 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, Westminster College and the historic Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains.
W@W has enjoyed great success in its 34th year. The full, three-genre Annual Writing Competition yielded top-quality winners as well as finalists whose work is published in the current Quarterly West issue. Next June, the Writers at Work signature conference will be held June 6-10, 2018 at the Alta Lodge in the Wasatch mountains. Online registration will be available soon. Writers@Work continues its long tradition of small, intensive workshops in inspiring settings with award-winning authors.
2018's faculty includes Mat Johnson (fiction), Paisley Rekdal (poetry), and Tessa Fontaine (creative nonfiction).
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 single day workshops W@W has seen talent brought to fruition and careers launched.