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SVWC 2016 Lawn Talks

Posted on May 31.16

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is excited to announce that two Pavilion talks will be broadcast to the lawn and opened to the public at no charge.

On Wednesday, July 13 from 5:45-6:45 PM, The Irish Repertory Theatre of New York City will entertain the crowd with a performance of music and poetry in “A Celebration of Yeats” and on Thursday, July 14 from 5:45-6:45 PM, David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, the co-creators of HBO’s hit show, Game of Thrones, will discuss “Television and the Art of Storytelling.”

Tickets are required for entry and a limited number of free tickets will be available starting on Friday, June 24 at our Ketchum office (320 Leadville Ave N) or at diVine in Hailey (111 First Ave N). In addition, SVWC will be hosting an Open House from 4-6pm on Friday, June 24. Please click on our FLYER for more information.

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Firoozeh Dumas Library Talk

Posted on May 31.16

In partnership with The Community Library in Ketchum, Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is pleased to host a free talk for 4th-9th graders by Firoozeh Dumas, Iranian-American author and humorist, about her latest book, It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel, before the start of conference, on Monday, July 11 from 5-6pm. Please see more details in our FLYER.

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SVWC 2016 PROGRAM

Posted on May 01.16

This year’s program has something for everyone and we are so excited to share it with you. Please click HERE to take a look.

 

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2016 Reading List

Posted on May 01.16

Our reading list features one book from each of our 2016 presenters. Click HERE for the complete list as well as a printable version.

 

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Presenters Announced for SVWC 2016

Posted on Mar 23.16

We are excited to announce the group of presenters who will be joining us this summer for SVWC 2016. For more detailed biographies, please click HERE.

David Barron

David Benioff

Gregory S. Berns

Clara Bingham

Stephen G. Breyer

Jeffrey Brown

Ethan Canin

Susan Casey

Neal Conan

Maureen Corrigan

Gabriel Donahue

Firoozeh Dumas

David Eagleman

Anne Enright

Judith Freeman

Philip Gourevitch

Gregory Harrington

Terrance Hayes

David E. Hoffman

Juliette N. Kayyem

Jamaica Kincaid

Erik Larson

Larissa MacFarquhar

Xander Maksik

David Maraniss

Patricia Marx

James B. McClintock

Thomas McGuane

David Miliband

Charlotte Moore

Steven Lee Myers

Ciarán O’Reilly

Walter V. Robinson

Salman Rushdie

Ciaran Sheehan

Bryan Stevenson

Strobe Talbott

Hector Tobar

Abraham Verghese

Claire Vaye Watkins

Dan Weiss


2016 Conference Passes Sold Out

Posted on Mar 23.16

All available full conference passes for 2016 have been sold. We had an extraordinarily strong early demand for passes to this summer’s conference and we sold out very quickly. We are sorry not to be able to accommodate all requests, but we must limit attendance in order to preserve the intimacy of our breakout sessions.


PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR SVWC 2016

Posted on Feb 29.16

 

We are excited to announce the group of presenters who will be joining us this summer for SVWC 2016. For more detailed biographies, please click HERE.

David Barron

David Benioff

Gregory S. Berns

Clara Bingham

Stephen G. Breyer

Jeffrey Brown

Ethan Canin

Susan Casey

Maureen Corrigan

Firoozeh Dumas

David Eagleman

Anne Enright

Judith Freeman

Philip Gourevitch

Terrance Hayes

David E. Hoffman

Juliette N. Kayyem

Jamaica Kincaid

Erik Larson

Larissa MacFarquhar

David Maraniss

Patricia Marx

James B. McClintock

Thomas McGuane

Charlotte Moore

Steven Lee Myers

Ciarán O’Reilly

Walter V. Robinson

Salman Rushdie

Bryan Stevenson

Strobe Talbott

Hector Tobar

Abraham Verghese

Claire Vaye Watkins

Dan Weiss


SVWC 2016 PASSES NOW ON SALE

Posted on Feb 29.16

 

To purchase conference passes,

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

  • Please print and fill out the form.
  • Include payment of $950 per pass and mail to the address indicated.

We are unable to accept orders via email or the phone, but will have staff available to answer your questions:  

PHONE: 208-726-5454    EMAIL: info@svwc.com

Sun Valley Writers’ Conference Pass Purchase Policy 2016

PASS PRICE AND BENEFITS:

The price of a full event pass is $950 per person, which includes admission to all presentations, including intimate breakout sessions, as well as breakfast and lunch during the event. Passes are refundable, less an administrative fee, until May 1, 2016.

HOW DO I PURCHASE A PASS?

Passes are on sale now. Click HERE for the registration form.

You can simply print and fill out the form, include payment, and mail it to the address indicated. We are unable to accept orders via email or the phone. Please note you will not receive a paper mailing that includes a registration card, as has been done in the past.

We will have staff available to answer your calls (208-726-5454) and emails (info@svwc.com) should you have any questions on the 29th.

If you don’t use email, please call us at 208-726-5454 to make arrangements for getting the registration form.

WHAT IS OUR POLICY FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS?

Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, by postmark. We are sometimes asked why we don’t sell every available seat in the beautiful Sun Valley Music pavilion. This is to maintain the quality of the Conference experience and to ensure that our smaller sessions give attendees a more intimate time with our presenters. We set aside a small percentage of passes for sale in order to promote the long-term success of the Conference. Any such passes not sold will be offered to those on the waitlist.

We will let you know the status of your order, via email, sometime the week of March 21. Should the conference sell out, as it often does, we will maintain a waitlist, in order of application. On April 15, we will release tickets to the first 10-20 spots on the waitlist, space available. Please be patient with us. We have a small, dedicated staff who will be working hard to meet your requests.

WILL ANY OTHER TYPE OF PASS BE OFFERED?

A limited number of Special Series passes, offering attendance to a number of Pavilion talks, will be made available after April 15. We will email those on our mailing list when these become available.

Idaho students, teachers, librarians and young scholars are invited to attend Pavilion talks at no charge, space available.


OUR 2016 DONOR PRESALE IS NOW OPEN

Posted on Feb 16.16

 

Thanks to those who value the exchange of ideas and the importance of engaging discourse, SVWC is able to bring thoughtful literary voices to an audience of enthusiastic readers. Contributions provide the means for students, teachers, scholars and librarians to attend for free. Join us in becoming a donor; you’ll enjoy special donor benefits and a chance to make a difference.

Because we sell out quickly, we offer supporters many benefits, including the chance to secure passes early–before the general sale begins on February 29. Our donor presale is now open, and we invite you to join our exceptional family of donors.

To become a donor, click HERE or contact us at 208.727.7024 or donors@svwc.com.

Board Announcement

Posted on Feb 15.16

Dear Friends of SVWC,

As we turn the page on 2016, we thought you might like to know:

With our deepest gratitude and affection, we accepted the resignations of two beloved members of the SVWC Board, who will take on new roles: Reva B. Tooley, the founder and visionary of SVWC and Linda Sherwood, founding Board member, will join Julie A. Wrigley as members of the SVWC Emeritus Board.

Please join us in thanking Reva and Linda for their inestimable (and we expect, ongoing) contributions to SVWC and to the Wood River Valley and help us welcome:

Greyson Bryan, new Chairman of the SVWC Board

Ridley Pearson, new SVWC Board member

We look forward to all that we can accomplish in the future!

Robin Eidsmo, Executive Director

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Greyson Bryan was recently named Chairman of the SVWC Board of Directors. Grey has practiced, taught and written about international economic law for nearly four decades and currently is Of Counsel with O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. He has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Grey is a member of the Advisory Board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He served in the past as Director of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and as a National Trustee of The Asia Society. He holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

Grey is currently writing a suspense trilogy set in the world of international business intelligence. The first installment, BIG: Beginnings, is due to be published in Spring 2016.

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Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is pleased to welcome Ridley Pearson to its Board of Directors. Ridley is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 suspense and young adult adventure novels. Over the years, his work has been published in two-dozen languages, and has been adapted for network television and the Broadway stage. Ridley has earned a reputation for writing fiction that “grips the imagination.”

His research has spanned the globe and included everything from the engine room of a cruise liner, to a nighttime visit to Walt Disney World’s It’s A Small World ride, to a locked-room visit with inmates at a prison for the criminally insane.

Ridley plays in a rock band comprised of other bestselling writers, called The Rockbottom Remainders, which has raised over 2 million dollars for charity.



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