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You can now check out our incredible schedule of talks! The theme for our 30th Anniversary is “Origin Stories.” Read about our panel discussions, breakout session choices, what’s available for single event tickets and free lawn talks, and more. If you don’t have a Conference Pass, learn about more ways to get involved.

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary

Thirty years ago, the founders of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference sat around a kitchen table and dreamt up what would become today’s premier literary conference. Over the last three decades, more than 500 poets, playwrights, historians, novelists, journalists, musicians, and more have graced the stage at SVWC.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion.

2024 Presenters

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Judy Blume
Drew Gilpin Faust
Mikhail Zygar
Erik Larson
Padma Lakshmi
Tommy Orange
Paul Muldoon
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Anne Lamott
Niall Ferguson
Ruth Reichl
Kristin Hannah
Alejandra Campoverdi
Dennis Lehane
Firoozeh Dumas
Maggie O’Farrell
Tiya Miles
Justice Stephen Breyer
Clarissa Ward
Margaret Atwood
David Miliband
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Kaveh Akbar
James Shapiro
Jeffrey Rosen
Vinson Cunningham
Jonathan Eig
Ayana Mathis
John Vaillant

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A beautiful bit of truth in the words of #SVWC2019 alum, Min Jin Lee (@lee_minjin). Happy #AAPIHeritageMonth!⁠

Read more great quotes from SVWC alum in our latest blog (link in bio).⁠

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Javier Zamora is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and author known for his poignant exploration of the immigrant experience. His writings, deeply rooted in his own harrowing journey from El Salvador to the United States at a young age, seek to bridge the gap between personal ordeal and collective memory. Zamora’s literary works, including his acclaimed memoir, challenge conventional narratives about immigration and strive to provide a voice to those often marginalized in literature. His commitment to depicting the complexities and hopes of immigrants has established him as a vital voice in contemporary literature.

During one of the panels from the 2023 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference featuring Javier Zamora, he discussed his aspirations for his writing to foster understanding and empathy, emphasizing the unique insights that immigrant writers bring to the literary world. His work challenges stereotypes and paints a nuanced portrait of the immigrant experience with hope and resilience.

For more powerful stories and insights like those of Javier Zamora, visit the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference website (Link In Bio). Discover narratives that inspire change and offer hope.

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