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.

Quick Links:

Virtual Auction | Keynote Speaker | WWW Conference Hub

Conference Details

Conference planning is well underway.

Check back often as details on the 27th Annual WWW Conference will be posted soon.

Address Conference questions to Conference Chair Kathy Sechrist, sechristk@gmail.com

Why Attend a WWW Conference?

WWW 2021 Virtual Auction – 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

Check It Out Now

Molly Gloss, Keynote Speaker

Molly Gloss
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.

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.

Conference Brochure

Complete information will be available in late spring

Hotel Reservations

You won’t need hotel reservations with our Virtual Conference, but do save the dates and join us Online!


Conference Chair,
Kathy Sechrist, sechristk@gmail.com

Address Conference questions to Conference Chair Kathy Sechrist, sechristk@gmail.com

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