Welcome to SVWC 2019!

Saturday, July 20 – Tuesday, July 23

The mission of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is to invite readers and writers into a realm of intellectual intimacy. In an annual program, anchored by recognized writers of fiction and nonfiction, readers and writers come together as a community to be educated, enlightened, challenged and inspired.

Writers & Presenters

Be Inspired.

Strobe Talbott
Andrew Proctor
Mitch Landrieu
Martin Amis
Mark Leibovich
Victoria Nuland
Barry Lopez
Naomi Shihab Nye - Photo Credit Chehalis Hegner
Naomi Shihab Nye
Francis Lam
Vendela Vida
Carl Hiaasen
Freida Lee Mock
Andrew Roberts
Joanne B. Freeman
Madeline Miller
Tommy Orange
Danzy Senna
Miriam Pawel
Abraham Verghese
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus – Chamber Singers
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Jeffrey Brown
Dani Shapiro
Alice McDermott
Rick Atkinson
Dave Eggers
Madhuri Vijay
Julie Lythcott-Haims
John Burnham Schwartz
Simon Rich
Min Jin Lee
Brando Skyhorse
Ayad Akhtar
Emily Ruskovich
Robert Kagan

“SVWC is everything I love in one place, during one week…I find that the most unique part of the conference is its enormous heart. The conversations and interactions renew me spiritually and make me want to keep reaching, however impractical and distant the goal might be. SVWC is my church.”

– Firoozeh Dumas