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.

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

“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