Corinna German the new WW, Inc. Historian!

As Historian, Corinna will manage the archive of news published about our members, our conference, and our group by standard news sources and affiliates (print, radio, television, and news outlet websites). In this age of heavy self-promotion, the historian will not be looking for ephemeral items such as tweets, Facebook posts, etc. Members may access the archives by visiting the Newsletter Archive page on the Members Only section of our website.  If you are not a member and would like access, please email If you have news or history you’d like to include in the archives, please contact Corinna at

Governor Mead Appoints Eugene M. Gagliano of Buffalo as Poet Laureate 

Congratulations to WW, Inc. member Eugene M. Gagliano, Wyoming’s newest State Poet Laureate! Read the press release here. Also, enjoy this post of Gene’s on the Writing Wyoming Blog.

Gene Gagliano with his son Nathan, his grandson Conner, his wife Carol and Govenor Matt Mead at the Wyoming Poet Laureate ceremony.

Gene Gagliano with his son Nathan, his grandson Conner, his wife Carol and Govenor Matt Mead at the Wyoming Poet Laureate ceremony.

TESTIMONIALS Praise 42nd Conference

The 2016-2017 Board of Directors connects at the Conference and prepares to embark on another great year of guiding WW, Inc.

“I want to thank each and everyone that honored me during the 2016 WWI writing contest. It was great to visit with old friends and meet new ones at the Riverton meeting. A special thank you to Margaret Smith-Braniff for answering my many questions and her patience. I am proud to be a new member of the Wyoming Writers. You are a positive force in our state, and your kind recognition of my writing came at a critical time in my life. Thank You!”  – Tory Taylor, Dubois

“I’m writing this letter to express my thanks and gratitude for the Emmie Mygatt Scholarship provided to me, enabling me to attend the 2016 Wyoming Writer’s Conference in Riverton. The Conference was informative, phenomenal, educating and life-changing. I hadn’t been to a conference since I was seventeen, when I won Young Authors (1984). I’m so grateful I got to attend this year.”  – Tammy Dominguez, Casper

Lunch 1, Sara Wiles, Carol Deering (conference photographer) Jackie Dorothy-- three of the feet on the ground in Riverton

Sara Wiles, Carol Deering (conference photographer) Jackie Dorothy– three of the feet on the ground in Riverton.

THANK YOU to our 2016 conference sponsors

The Wyoming Writers Inc. 42nd Annual Conference is made possible through the support of our conference sponsors, which include the Wyoming Arts Council, Wind River Hotel and Casino, Wind River Visitors Council, and the Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation.

LEARN MORE about our sponsors.

For more post-conference news, visit our Conference page!

WY Arts Grant

It’s time to renew your membership! 

Membership Benefits

I was surprised at the 2016 Riverton conference to discover even board members are not aware of how WW, Inc. benefits members. So here, with a few additions, is the sheet of benefits Susan Mark prepared at the 2015 Cheyenne conference explaining “What WW Inc. can do for you — online and off!” 

~ Chris Williams, Treasurer (ex-officio)


Wyoming Writers exists to support writers in all genres at all levels of expertise. We are here to help you:


  • Membership directory: OPT-IN only. Please email the administrative assistant at to let us know exactly how you want your entry to read. (If you just tell us “include me,” we don’t know which pieces of info – address, email, phone, etc. – you want us to include.
  • Local writing group listings: In the Members Only (password protected) part of the WW, Inc. website. Find a group accepting participants near you. Or, if you don’t see your group listed, let the administrative assistant know at, and we’ll add it.
  • Social media: Wyoming Writers, Inc. is on Facebook and Twitter. Follow our page, join the group, and send us your Twitter handle so we may keep in touch. Add @WyoWriters to the end of your Tweets so we can find you in our notifications.
  • Yahoo! message board: To reach Wyoming Writers members with questions, announcements, news of appearances and writing events that won’t wait for the next newsletter. We don’t spam members with unsolicited emails, so tell us you want to receive these and we will send you an invitation to join the board:


  • Conference Presenters: We strive to provide the best experience we can with our presenters at the annual conference. We welcome suggestions from members as to writers, editors and agents you believe we should invite:

Publish and Promote…

  • Writing opportunities: We list writing opportunities on both the website and in the newsletter.
  • Pitch sessions: We invite editors and/or agents to every conference so you can pitch your work to them.
  • Your news: We gladly post your recent publications and successes to the website and publish them in the newsletter. Email news to