WW, Inc. Conference

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

A huge thanks goes out to our 2017 Conference presenters, agents, and editors for providing such wonderful opportunities for our attendees to hone their craft.

Faculty members Nina McConigley, Caskey Russell, Kristen Abraham, and Clay Landry inspired WW, Inc. members through engaging presentations and workshops.

Wyoming Writers, Inc. members volunteered their time to help their fellow writers: Wyoming’s current Poet Laureate Gene Gagliano led a workshop titled “Want to Write for Children?” Abbie Taylor facilitated a member panel on “What You Should Know About Self-Publishing”  with panelists Art Elser, Laurie Marr Wasmund, and Alethea Williams. Keri DeDeo and Patricia Landy delved into “Rescuing and Reviving Old Manuscripts,” and Susan Vittitow Mark navigated participants through “Blogging and More:  Sailing the Social Media Seas.” 

Publishers Nancy Curtis (High Plains Press), Pat Landy (Crystal Publishing, LLC) and Aaron Linsdau (Sastrugi Press in Jackson) provided chances for members to pitch their work. 

Thanks also to Laren’s Books & Gifts for hosting the conference bookstore, the Arbuckle Lodge, and the Multi-Event Facilities of the Energy Hall of the CAM-PLEX for taking such good care of us during our stay. And the event would not have been possible without the tireless work of our hosts, the Prairie Pens writers group from Gillette.

Members of Prairie Pens Writers Group hosted the WW, Inc. Conference in Gillette seated, Shanna Ferguson; standing left to right: Donna Robbins, Reatha Oakley, Katie Smith, John Gutierrez, Connie Brewer, rear: Larry Larson.

Faculty member Kristin Abraham and Susan Vittitow Mark think up new ways to crack open old (fairy) tales at the 43rd annual WW, Inc. Conference in Gillette, WY.

Wyoming Poet Laureate Gene Gagliano and Debbie Day visit the conference bookstore, hosted by Laren’s Books & Gifts.

Nina McConigley, Caskey Russell and Clay Landry get a chance to relax and celebrate the power of story at the Saturday banquet.