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Bear River Writers' Conference

Bear River Writers' Conference to Celebrate 20 Years in 2021!

Twentieth Annual Conference to take place virtually May 20-23, 2021

Emails to 2020 conference registrants will be sent out in early February 2021. All others interested in attending are encouraged to email us to be placed on the waitlist.

The Bear River Writers’ Conference will celebrate its 20th anniversary in late May of 2021. The virtual conference will offer workshops, panels, readings, craft talks, and good-spirited conversation. Many of our participants have gone on to publish work that they started during the conference; friendships that began in the workshop or around the bonfire have developed and deepened. We’re a community of writers who challenge and support each other, who believe in hard work, camaraderie, and serious play. We hope you’ll consider joining us as we mark our two-decade milestone.

– Laura Kasischke and Cody Walker, Co-directors, Bear River Writers’ Conference

Bear River Virtual Bookshop

Nicola’s Books is thrilled to be supporting Bear River again this year and will be donating 20% of book sales from the virtual bookshop to the writers' conference. Find books by this year's faculty using the link above.

Show your SUPPORT

We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, Bear River Writers' Conference needs your support.

Announcing our Special Guest for 2021:

Susan Choi, author of Trust Exercise

Photo by Heather Weston
Trust Exercise, Winner of the 2019 National Book Award