The SVWC Experience

What to Expect

The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (SVWC) takes place over three days in the small and stunning mountain town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Each summer, some of the country’s—and the world’s—best writers and thinkers, including journalists, playwrights, policymakers, poets, and filmmakers, descend on the outdoor Sun Valley Resort & Pavilion. Past presenters include Salman Rushdie, Congressman John Lewis, Stephen King, Tom Brokaw, Margaret Atwood, and many others.

It’s no wonder E. L. Doctorow has called SVWC “the best summer camp” he’s ever been to.

“Unquestionably the best writers’ conference I have ever attended.”

Rebecca Donner, 2022 Presenter




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“The conference was among the most intellectually invigorating experiences I have ever had. I cannot recall a conference that was as well organized. Nor can I recall one where the other speakers were such interesting conversationalists, both on-stage and over drinks and dinner, and represented such a wide variety of disciplines.”


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