WW, Inc. Conference

Our 43rd Annual Conference will be held 
in Gillette, Wyoming, on June 2, 3 and 4, 2017
at the Multi-Event Facilities of the Energy Hall of the CAM-PLEX.

Early Bird Registration ends May 15th.




Oops! A letter is missing in the e-mail address for “Pitch Sessions to Agents and Editors” in the brochure that we mailed out.  The correct e-address,  shannaferguson57@yahoo.com,  will get you to the person who will sign you up.  My bad, Tom Spence, brochure editor.

Conference Timeline

  • April 30th: Scholarship Application Deadline
  • April 30th: Award Nomination Deadline
  • May 8th: Arbuckle Lodge WW, Inc. Discount Ends
  • May 15th: WW, Inc. Early Bird Registration Ends
  • June 2-4: Conference Time!

Help Build the Conference

Download the Conference Brochure!
Updated on 4/24/2017 with the correct email address for signing up for “Pitch Sessions to Agents and Editors.”

Download and Post!  Build the Conference!
Print and post the conference poster in your community.

Call for WW, Inc. members to donate books!
Have you published a book (or more)? Consider donating a copy to the conference committee to use as attendee prizes! 

Conference Opportunities

Pitch to an Agent or Editor

Do you have a finished manuscript or a good outline of a work in progress?  Sign up to pitch it to an agent or editor.  A little practice can ease the jitters.  Slots are open (first come, first served; one pitch per person) Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and afternoon.  E-mail Shanna,  shannaferguson57@yahoo.com in advance to sign up.   A limited number of slots may also be available at the registration table.

Participate in Friday Critique Tables

On Friday afternoon join fellow writers at moderated topical tables: poetry, free verse, fiction, nonfiction, children/young adult, from 2:30 to 4:45.  Get feedback, share feedback.  Limit 8 participants per table.  Help us plan—sign up in advance by e-mail to Shanna, shannaferguson57@yahoo.com.  Please bring 8 copies of the piece to be critiqued.

Be Brave and Submit to the Sunday Paddle Panel

As time allows, your opening will be read to the room and the panel will offer constructive criticism and suggestions. Submit an anonymous double spaced first page in a #10 envelope labelled “Paddle Panel” to Tom Spence, Box 98, Buffalo, WY 82834.  

Sell Your Books!

Want to sell your titles in the conference bookstore?  Download the consignment formIf you are sending books, or having your books sent, to Laren’s Books and Gifts, 5 South Lobban Ave., Buffalo, WY 82834, they must arrive no later than May 26.  Include a signed copy of this form.  If you are bringing your books to the conference bookstore, fill out this form and deliver the books and form to the bookstore.

Reserve Your Room at the Arbuckle Lodge

Discounted rate for WW, Inc. Conference attendees ends on May 8th!  

Assemble a group with others, rent a suite, save money. Saturday and Sunday breakfast at Arbuckle’s is part of the room deal. Or have a continental breakfast in the CAM-PLEX. Arbuckle’s  (307)685-6363,   www.arbucklelodge.com.

Conference Venue

The Wyoming Writers Conference Committee in Gillette, Wyoming welcomes all to the 2017 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Conference in the Multi-Event Facilities of the Energy Hall of the CAM-PLEX. The flexibility of this facility allows for the clustering of eight break-out spaces which will help conference participants to move easily from one function to another, to take coffee breaks, to get together to visit, or enjoy the great meals the caterers are planning. Supported by the CAM-PLEX’s excellent staff, and with accommodations at the Arbuckle Lodge (voted the best in Gillette) just across the street, the 2017 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Conference promises to be exciting, memorable and fulfilling!

THANK YOU to our Conference Sponsors!

The Wyoming Writers Inc. 43rd Annual Conference is made possible through the support of our conference sponsors, which include theWyoming Arts Council, the Campbell County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Security State Bank in Gillette, WY.

LEARN MORE about our sponsors.