68th Annual WWA Convention

Join the South Dakota Historical Society Press and learn more about the Western writers

  • When Jun 16, 2021 to Jun 19, 2021
  • Where Loveland, CO
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 307-329-8942
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WWA INVITES YOU TO

THE 68th ANNUAL WWA CONVENTION

Loveland, CO

Embassy Suites

4705 Clydesdale Parkway

Loveland, CO

June 16-19, 2021

Each year WWA holds its annual convention somewhere in the American West. Members, agents, publishers, editors, and more gather together to talk shop, learn, teach, make connections, renew friendships, and listen to music. Join us!

Register

Reserve Your Room now. A discounted rate for Western Writers of America is available at Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO

Reserve a vendor space: Vendor Registration

For more information contact:

Western Writers of America
271 CR 219
Encampment, WY 82325
wwa.moulton@gmail.com
307-329-8942

2021 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

9 a.m. – Noon: WWA Board Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Homestead Foundation Board Meeting

3 – 5 p.m.: Registration

Dinner on your own

7:30-9 p.m.: Opening Session – Recognition of 2020 Award Winners and Why Cows Need Cowboys Launch Party

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

8 – 11 a.m.: Registration

9:00 – 10 a.m.: Presentation: Book Marketing

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Panel: Santa Fe Trail

Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Panel: Author Boot Camp

3 – 4 p.m.: Panel: Nonfiction Focus – Who Owns History

Dinner on your own

4:30 – 9 p.m.: Drive yourself Optional activity: Tour and Dinner at Fort Lancaster Lupton Historic Site.

9:30 p.m. – close: Roundup Room music

 

Friday, June 18, 2021

8:30 – 11 a.m.: Registration

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Vendors

9 – 10 a.m.: Digital Publishing Presentation by Mike Bray, Wolfpack Publishing

Coffee Break Sponsored by WWA Patron and Sustaining Members

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Panel: Editor-Agent Roundup

Noon – 2 p.m.: Spur Finalist and Hall of Fame Luncheon and Keynote address by 2021 Owen Wister Award winners W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear. (Ticket required)

3 – 4:30 p.m.: Packing the West Premiere

7 – 9 p.m.: Homestead Dinner and Auction (Ticket required)

9:30 p.m. – close: Roundup Room music

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

8:30 – 10 a.m.: General Business Meeting. All members invited.

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Vendors.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Panel: Fiction Focus – Writing Series Characters

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Editor-Agent Interviews

10:30 a.m. – noon: WWA Board Meeting

Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Panel: Writing the West in the Age of “Enlightment”

3 – 4 p.m.: Panel: Advice for Novelists: Writing Dialogue

7 – 9:30 p.m.: Spur Award Banquet (Ticket required)

9:30 p.m. – close: Roundup Room music