SVWC 2022
Sat, July 16 - Mon, July 18

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Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (SVWC) is excited to bring some of the country’s brightest writers, innovators, scientific…

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SVWC 2022 Presenters

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A. Scott Berg
Heather McGhee
Sebastian Mallaby
Sanaë Lemoine
Yascha Mounk
Erich Schwartzel
Barbara Ascher
Admiral James Stavridis
Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Kathryn Schulz
Ben Rhodes
Natasha Trethewey
Elizabeth Kolbert
Alan Pesky
Lauren Groff
Kalani Pickhart
Imbolo Mbue
Also joining us . . .
Judith Freeman
Anthony Doerr
Rebecca Donner
Stephen Kotkin
Terry Tempest Williams
Freestyle Love Supreme+
Arthur C. Brooks
Noah Feldman
Albert R. Hunt
Rita Dove
Evan Osnos
Alexander Maksik
Judy Woodruff
Jeffrey Brown
Ocean Vuong
Geoff Dyer

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5 Ways to Watch for FREE! Here at #SVWC, we have opened our doors, both virtually and in-person, to make the Conference even more accessible and available to our community. Here are all the ways you can join in, get inspired, and spark ideas this summer, all for free! Learn more at

#sunvalleywritersconference #svwc2022 #sunvalleyidaho

Get your tickets before they’re gone ($35 each)! At the height of his career at the age of 50, author, Harvard professor, and @TheAtlantic’s happiness columnist Arthur C. Brooks embarked on a seven-year exploration to discover how to transform his future from one of disappointment over waning abilities into an opportunity for progress. This inspiring talk on July 18, “Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life,” is the fruit of that extraordinary quest. Tickets available at the link in bio.⁠

Brooks will also be joining us for a panel discussion, “Will American Democracy Survive, on July 18—pre-register to livestream the event at

There are rare voices that somehow penetrate the noise of the world. They rise up and through it, carrying the rest of us with them. One of those voices belongs to the Vietnamese American novelist and poet Ocean Vuong, whose new poetry collection "Time is a Mother" is transfixing readers everywhere. We can't wait for him to join us (and transfix us) this July during #SVWC2022!⁠

Photo Credit: Peter Bienkowski ⁠