Board Announcement

Posted on Jan 07.16

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.

Photos from 2015

Posted on Jul 20.15

Take a look at some great photos from this year’s conference…

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SVWC 2016

Posted on Jul 20.15

2016 cal datesBecause every day is like the weekend in Sun Valley, we will be gathering mid-week, Tuesday, July 12 to Friday, July 15, at the Sun Valley Resort.

Full passes are $950 and will go on sale in late February via our registration mailing. If you have any questions or if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please call 208-726-5454 or email

For information on becoming a donor and participating in the donor pre-sale for passes, please click here.


Posted on Jul 08.15

As we come together this summer, we’ll explore this year’s theme, HOW WE REMEMBER. Click HERE to take a look at the 2015 program and see what our literary team has in store for you this July 17-20–a taste of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, humor, and more.

2015 Summer Reading List

Posted on Jun 27.15

We are pleased to present this year’s summer reading list with suggestions of books written by our 2015 writers.

You can order the books of our guest writers through the wonderful independent bookstores in Ketchum:

Chapter One Bookstore

340 Second Street
Ketchum, ID 83340

Iconoclast Books

671 Sun Valley Road
Ketchum, ID 83340

as well as from:

Boise State University

1700 University Drive
Boise Idaho 83725


Posted on Jun 09.15

Every year, our program includes large talks in the Sun Valley Pavilion, as well as smaller, more intimate breakout sessions covering everything from commas to conservation, ISIS to India, Kit Carson to Cleopatra. If you are a full pass holder, you were sent a packet of materials (via mail) the week of June 8, so you can sign up in advance for the sessions of your choice. We encourage you to mail back your reply as soon as possible.

2015 Full Conference Passes Are Now Sold Out

Posted on Apr 03.15

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.

Single Event Tickets to a variety of afternoon and evening Pavilion talks will go on sale in mid-June. Please watch for our email announcements. Be sure we have your email address to receive alerts; contact

2015 Conference Passes Are Now On Sale

Posted on Mar 03.15

We invite you to join us in July to hear a host of fine writers, poets and thinkers for four days of talks, laughter, music and poetry.

Conference passes are now on sale on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s pass price is $950, which includes all sessions, as well as breakfast and lunch. To purchase a pass, click HERE to download and print a registration form, which you can then mail to the address on the form. (We are only able to accept forms by mail.)


Don’t wait to make your travel and lodging arrangements as accommodations fill up rapidly. When you call Sun Valley Resort Reservations (800.786.8259), be sure to mention that you will be attending SVWC to enjoy specials made available to our attendees.

With the popularity of the Writers’ Conference, the availability of rooms at the Sun Valley Resort is limited. There are currently condominiums available, and occasionally rooms open up closer to the Conference, around June 16th. We suggest you book now with the possibility of changing your accommodations later.

There are also several additional options for lodging in Ketchum, all within close distance to the Resort. Be sure and book early.

Knob Hill Inn


Kentwood Lodge


Coldwell Distinctive Properties


Sun Valley Ultimate Services


Tamarack Lodge


Tyrolean Lodge


An Announcement in the 12/31/14 Idaho Mountain Express…

Posted on Dec 23.14

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Posted on Dec 22.14


Save the dates for SVWC 2015: FRIDAY, July 17 to MONDAY, July 20.

Conference passes go on sale March 3, on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s pass price is $950, which includes all sessions, as well as breakfast and lunch. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at or call 208-726-5454.

Don’t wait to make your travel and lodging arrangements as accommodations fill up rapidly. When you call Sun Valley Resort Reservations (800.786.8259), be sure to mention that you will be attending SVWC to enjoy specials made available to our attendees.

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