2018 Wyoming Writing Conference Is Right Around the Corner
Greetings from Karen Madorin in Dubois, Wyoming. I’m a recent transplant to our state and a new member of Wyoming Writers, although I’ve been publishing a column in Kansas papers and on High Plains Public Radio for years. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the WW Inc. conferences in Riverton and Gillette where guest speakers as well as agents and publishers offered great advice and inspiration. This year, I look forward to reconnecting with fellow writers I met previously.
Though we still need to navigate a few major holidays, it’s not too early to think about the upcoming 2018 writing conference. Those of us working on this project in Dubois look forward to seeing you the first weekend in June.
The Headwaters offers a great venue for our programs as well as a refreshing retreat along the Wind River. When you’re not attending a session or catching up with old friends and meeting new, enjoy the outstanding art collection in the gallery. If you want to get away from the crowd, escape out back to watch and listen to cold mountain water roll past. Perhaps a bluebird or yellow warbler will invite you to walk along the river where well-placed signs tell you more about our particular part of the Yellowstone Eco-system.
Bring your walking shoes and a camera to record amazing nature scenes during the golden hour or capture one of the many wildlife photo opportunities. It’s early enough in the year, you should see critters backdropped by colorful badlands or pine covered mountains. Art enthusiasts will enjoy visiting area galleries. For food lovers, caterer Connie Wood has lined up delicious eats during the conference. If you come early or linger afterward, you can savor local culinary delights in and around Dubois.
Dubois is known for its inspiring scenery and welcoming community. Call soon to ask for conference rates at either the conveniently located Stagecoach Inn 307-455-2303 or Twin Pines Lodge and Cabins 307-455-2600. These rates are in effect until May 15. If these motels book all available rooms before you call, other Dubois motels offer affordable rooms. Downtown motels include The Black Bear Inn, The Trails End, and The Branding Iron. The Rocky Mountain Lodge and Super 8 are located at the west edge of Dubois while the Longhorn Ranch and Chinook Winds are located east of town. The Longhorn Ranch and KOA offer campsites to those with campers.
To learn more about our community before you visit, checkout Destination Dubois on Facebook. The mountains are calling. We look forward to your visit.