Writers at Work
June 6–10, 2012
Writers at Work presents its 27th annual conference. This intensive writing experience is open to all writers, including beginners. The secluded setting is perfect for writers, writer/teachers, editors, and agents to share ideas and practice their craft with personal feedback.
Nonfiction: Steve Almond— I Am Writing to Break Your Heart
Multi-genre: Pete Fromm—Beginning with the Beginning
Storytelling & Song Writing: Bill Harley—Talking Your Story Through
Poetry: Heather McHugh and Timothy O’Keefe— Shapes in Wordscapes: Patterns beyond Prosody
Novel: Debra Monroe—The Power of Plot in Novels and Memoirs
Opening Event in Salt Lake City
A Special Evening With Bill Harley, well-known storyteller, will be presented Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 at the Masonic Temple, 650 East South Temple Salt Lake City, included in tuition. $20 for general public.
Workshops, Panel, and Readings
After Wednesday orientation at 2:00 p.m., small, intensive workshops with 16 participants each will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There will be an editors and agents panel on Thursday, formal readings by the distinguished faculty each evening, and student readings each remaining afternoon.
You’ll be able to spend a half-hour discussing your pre-submitted manuscript and getting feedback from professionals looking for new talent, included for early bird registrants.
Agents: Kit Ward, Ward & Balkin Agency, Lowell, MA
Kathryn Beaumont, Agent, Kneerim & Williams Agency, Boston,
Editors: Margaret Dalrymple, Univ. of Nevada Press, Reno
Kate Gale, Red Hen Press, Los Angeles
Alta Lodge is known for fine food and elegant presentation. You’ll enjoy three great meals each day, including Alta Lodge's famous Sunday brunch. Vegetarian meals will be available.
Conference tuition with on-site lodging: $725 (shared room and all meals). Conference tuition without on-site lodging: $575 (includes meals from Wednesday lunch through Sunday.) For additional information, early bird registration, private room and other options, go to Writers at Work website.