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Wyoming Writers Inc. Conference Comes to UW

May 20, 2013 — Award-winning authors will present workshops in fiction, poetry, short stories, children’s fiction and nonfiction during the Wyoming Writers Inc. annual conference June 7-9 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn.

The conference begins at 2:15 p.m. Friday, June 7, with roundtable discussions and pitch sessions. A bookstore and open microphone will be available.

Participants include best-selling novelist Margaret Coel; award-winning children’s author Eugene Gagliano; poet and essayist Rick Kempa; short-story writer Michael Shay; and historian-nonfiction author Tom Rea.

Agent Katharine Sands, with the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency in New York City, and Sandra Bond of the Bond Literary Agency in Denver, will each present a workshop and accept pitches throughout the conference. Award-winning editor and wildlife journalist Chris Madson will present the Friday evening program.

Lodging at the conference hotel is available for $105 per night. Registration is first-come, first-served. Registration costs $185 for members and $215 for nonmembers. Registration includes Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast, all breaks, workshops and conference events.

Registration for Saturday only costs $150. Meal tickets for guests not registered for the conference, such as spouses or children, must be purchased separately by June 3, or a 30 percent surcharge will be added for each meal.

This conference is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Albany County Tourism Board.

For more information, visit or contact Aaron Graham, conference chair, at, phone (720) 231-9326.

Margaret Coel, New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set in Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation, will be among workshop leaders at the Wyoming Writers Conference.

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