27th Annual Conference
OCTOBER 7, 8 & 9, 2021
Bridging the Past to the Future
The 2021 Women Writing the West Conference will be held October 7, 8 & 9 as an ALL-VIRTUAL event.
Registration for the WWW 27th Conference is now open.
What would you miss if you sat this one out?
Workshops for every member, from beginner to advanced, designed for writers, journalists, and poets, led by Nationally known speakers as well as our own fabulous and giving WWW members on topics ranging from:
Award Winning Keynote Speaker, Molly Gloss
Increased book sales via the Conference Book Store!
Ask Editors your most burning questions at the Editor Roundtable!
You’d miss the opportunity to submit pages to an Editor for review!
The Conference Hubs
All of this fun and learning for …
$159! (Early Bird Member Price)
Registration Opens June 1, 2021
Questions? Contact Kathy Sechrist, Conference Chair
Exciting Thursday Activities
While the Conference officially opens Friday morning, you won’t want to miss the Thursday activities offered at a nominal charge of $35 each:
Members, Showcase Your Books!
Effective May 24th, WWW members who attend the conference may submit up to three books for inclusion in the virtual bookstore at this year’s WWW Conference.
Please forward a cover image of your book, a short summary, and a buy link for your publication(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be assembled into an online bookstore and available on the WWW website during this year’s conference. Those who have seen last year’s virtual bookstore will have an idea of what this year’s bookstore will look like.
For any questions, please contact Bill Scott, 2021 Virtual Bookstore Coordinator, at email@example.com
The Conference Team is just that – a TEAM, working with the philosophy that Together Everyone Achieves More. Now that we are getting closer to the date of the conference, we need more of the expertise our members have – and yes, I’m looking at you!
Needed on the Team are:
- A Technical Team to help us with Zoom – a great way to use or add to your skills! Training provided.
- Workshop Moderators – introduce and monitor time for workshop leaders (meet your workshop leader one on one!)
- Zoom Room Hosts: Open and close a Zoom Room for workshops and activities
- Facilitator for The Hub: Keep the discussion on track with the topic
To share your talent on one of these Teams, please contact Debra Whiting Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call For Donations
Why: Support the WILLA Literary Award. We haven’t had a fundraiser to underwrite The WILLA Literary Award in two years. Let’s make this a success.
When: October 5 – 9, 2021 the auction is open for bidding.
Where: Virtual on-line auction.
After Checking Out The Lists … You’ll Want To Donate
New to Virtual Auctions?
- It’s amazingly FUN and EASY!
- The auction will be open to the public. Bidders don’t have to be registered for the conference to bid.
Questions: Deborah Swenson: WWW2021Auction@gmail.com
Molly Gloss is the author of several novels including The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life, The Hearts of Horses and Falling From Horses, as well as the story collection Unforeseen. She writes both realistic fiction and science fiction, and her work has received, among other honors, a PEN West Fiction Prize, an Oregon Book Award, two Pacific Northwest Booksellers Awards, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and a Whiting Writers Award. A fourth-generation Oregonian, she lives in Portland.
Registration for the 27th Annual WWW Conference will open June 1, 2021
The WWW Conference Hub
Get to know your fellow attendees and make new friends that share our interests. Want to chat about the challenges of researching? Discuss different eras or western regions? Connect with western mystery writers? We will have topic-specific rooms for you to join, as well as rooms if you’d like to discuss the workshops of the day.
Complete information will be available in late spring
You won’t need hotel reservations with our Virtual Conference, but do save the dates and join us Online!
Kathy Sechrist, email@example.com
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