Information provided by Linda Hunter Adams, this year’s chair of Writers at Work.
Date: June 9–12, 2011, at Alta Lodge, Utah
An intensive writing conference in a cool and historic mountain setting. A perfect place for writers, writer/teachers, editors, and agents to come together to share ideas, craft, and fine writing. A place to make new friends. Registration open to all writers.
Workshop Faculty of published and award-winning authors
Memoir: Abigail Thomas, The New School, New York
Multigenre: David Kranes, University of Utah emeritus, Director of the Sundance Playwrights’ Lab
Novel: John Bennion, Brigham Young University
Poetry: Lance Larsen, Brigham Young University
Short Story: Kent Meyers, Black Hills State University, South Dakota
Workshops, Panel, Consultations, and Readings
Small, intensive workshops, limited to 16 participants for each genre, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Student readings during the day. Editors panel on Thursday. Readings by faculty Thursday and Friday evenings, and a presentation Saturday night featuring columnist Robert Kirby, “Grammar and Other Ways to Hurt Yourself,” open to the public ($20 a ticket to raise money for partial scholarships to students).
Consultations offered in two categories
Consultations are optional, for an additional charge, and are available only to conference registrants.
Editors: David Borgenicht, President and Publisher, Quirk Books, Philadelphia
Margaret Dalrymple, University of Nevada Press
Alta Lodge is known for excellent food and elegant presentation. For over 30 years their chefs have created a fine dining experience at the Lodge. Attendees will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as the Lodge’s famous Sunday brunch buffet.
Conference tuition for workshops with on-site lodging: $625 (includes shared room and all meals Thursday through Sunday morning. Conference tuition without on-site lodging: $475 (includes all meals Thursday through Sunday.)
Check Writers at Work website for additional information and registration. Google writers@work or check out www.writersatwork.org.