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Important update about 

Kanab Writers Conference 2020 and COVID-19

The Board of Directors and staff of the Kanab Writers Conference is imminently concerned for the health, safety, and wellbeing of our KWC family. To that end, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the conference until 2021. The new dates for the Kanab Writers Conference will be November 4-6, 2021. Please be patient with us as we update the information on our website to reflect this change. The vast majority of our conference offerings, including keynotes, seminars, etc. will all remain the same. The early bird discount will be available until December 31, at which point regular conference pricing will resume. You can register at any time until the conference next year. For questions, please reach out on our social media channels, or through email at email at kanabwritersconference@gmail.com.

Please click on an image below to learn more about our conference offerings.

Plein Air Hike and Writing Retreat

On Thursday, November 12, come and write in the beautiful surroundings of Red Rock country during our Plein Air hike. After the hike, join us for a special keynote address from J. Scott Savage, a writing retreat and social activites.

Self-Publishing Seminar with Eschler Editing

On Friday, November 13, come join us for a self-publishing seminar hosted by Eschler Editing. Learn about editing, self-publishing platforms and formatting, and cover design and more.

The Annual Kanab Writers Conference

Check out all the news for our annual conference. With special guest, Carol Ormond, and keynote speaker, Amy Harmon, as well as 45 breakout classes, we know you’ll love it. We’re also offering pitch sessions, a writing contest, and more!

Other Offerings

Community Engagement Events

The Kanab Writers Conference loves our community and strives to give back. Each year, we provide several opportunities for the community to join us in the evenings for different events. Click here to learn more about this year’s events.

Manuscript Consults and Pitch Sessions

The KWC offers manuscript consults and pitch sessions with  Cate Hart from the Karvey Klinger Literary Agency, Pink Umbrella Books, immortal Works, and Erin Olds at Salt and Sage Books. Learn more about each offering by clicking the link below.

Bookstore and Book Signings

The bookstore is a valuable resource to the conference and the community. We will be open throughout the conference and the community is welcome to come in and browse. Book signings will be available Thursday and Friday evenings. Anyone who is a registered member of the conference can put books in the bookstore.

KWC First K Contest

The KWC First K Contest is for the First 1000 words of your polished manuscript. Entries are $10. Click the button to find submission guidelines and more.

Anthology Project

Each year, the KWC hosts an anthology project. While the deadline for inclusion in this year’s anthology project has passed, you can check out previous years’ anthologies and purchase copies by clicking the link below.