Sun Valley Writer's Conference 2013

sunvalley-writers-conference joyce rey This year’s annual Sun Valley Writer’s Conference is in a few months and I always make sure to attend.

Full Conference passes have already sold out so if you have the ability to attend, single event tickets are still available.


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We had an unusually early demand for Full Conference Passes this year, and the 2013 conference is now sold out. In order to preserve the intimacy of our breakout sessions, it is necessary to put a cap on the number of passes for sale.

But all is not lost. A limited number of Single Event Tickets to a selection of individual talks will be offered for public sale; these tickets will go on sale August 1. Please check our website in the near future for information on purchasing single event tickets; we will also alert you by email.


For April, SVWC associate director and nationally recognized journalist Anne Taylor Fleming interviews broadcast journalist and author Tom Brokaw. Please click here to get ideas from Mr. Brokaw about what to add to your own reading list. Current and past interviews can be found under Attendee Resources on the SVWC website:


April is National Poetry Month, and we offer this poem by former U. S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, along with wishes for a fine spring day.


by Billy Collins

If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.