Writers @ Work Conference 2011

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

Agent:  TBA

Cuisine
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.

Cost
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.

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