The 2022 Women Writing the West Conference will be an in-person event,
held October 20-22, 2022, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!
Registration opens Spring, 2022.

2021 Conference Recap

27th Annual Conference

OCTOBER 7, 8 & 9, 2021
Bridging the Past to the Future

Virtual Auction | Keynote Speaker | Virtual Bookstore

The WWW 2021 Virtual Conference is now just a pleasant memory. We had 126 members and nonmembers registered and in attendance, taking in all the virtual learning regarding the craft of writing. While the budget has not be finalized, current figures show we made a profit! Not only that, but many of our presenters donated their honorariums to our new Education Fund. These monies will go far to provide more Member Benefits and education opportunities. But the biggest news that has come out of the conference is the success of our first Virtual Auction! We netted $2,963.00 that goes directly into the WILLA Awards Fund.

The Conference Team documented all their processes and forms and will be sent to the 2022 Conference Team. Reinventing the wheel is a true pain, but with a guide of what needs to be done when and how, it allows for more creativity for planning.

The Annual Meeting, and Awards Gala recordings are ready for all members to view at!AmuDVcGQRboQgY4kzVckswsqJK8nMg?e=7kz9ig.

This year’s conference would not have been successful without the following committee members: Deborah Swenson, Julie Zander, Ellie Derrick, Bill Scott, Carmen Peone, Debra Whiting Alexander, Doris Eraldi and registrar extraordinaire Julie Bell. And let’s not forget the army of Volunteers that stepped up to give of their time! My heartfelt thanks to you all!

Onward to 2022 – Dawn Wink is your 2022 Conference Chair for the 28th Annual WWW Conference, to be held in Oklahoma City, OK, October 20-22, 2022.

Kathy Sechrist

2021 WWW Virtual Conference Chair

Why Attend a WWW Conference?

Virtual Bookstore

WWW members who attend the conference may submit up to three books for inclusion in the virtual bookstore at this year’s WWW Conference.

Thank You, Volunteers!

The Conference Team is just that – a TEAM, working with the philosophy that Together Everyone Achieves More.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 27th Annual WWW Conference a success!

Virtual Auction

To benefit The WILLA Literary Award

The WWW 2021 Virtual Auction Committee would like to thank the donors and bidders for making this year’s auction a great success in supporting the WILLA Literary Awards. At the end of the auction, we had a total of 121 bids with 100% of the 39 items bid on, bringing in a gross sales of $2,963.00.

Deborah Swenson
2021 Virtual Auction Chair.

Molly Gloss, Keynote Speaker

Molly Gloss
2021 Keynote Speaker

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.

Conference Brochure

Check back for 2022 Conference Information

Hotel Reservations

The 28th Annual Conference will be held in Oklahoma City, OK. Hotel information will be released in spring, 2022.


2022 Conference Chair,
Dawn Wink,


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