The Kanab Writers Conference began in 2010 as “Writers of the Purple Sage,” a nod to Zane Grey and his use of Kane County as a setting in some of his westerns. It was hosted by the Kane County Center for Education, Business, and the Arts (CEBA). In those days the conference was smaller and focused on different genre’s of writing, for example, historic fiction or poetry, each year.
In 2013, the focus of the writers conference shifted to a broader base and targeted presentations directed more toward building individual writing skills. Under the direction of Liz Adair, the event was renamed the Kanab Writers Conference.
Since that time, the conference has grown into a diverse and inspiring community with presenters and attendees from all over the country and every walk of the publishing life. Every year more and more world-class authors, publishers and editors join our faculty. We look forward to your participation since every new writer brings something new and unique to our community.