Hear lectures and attend workshops hosted by some of Idaho’s best writers.

Every year, the Idaho Writer’s League hosts a conference to help Idaho authors meet other writers in their area and hone their craft.
The 2019 Conference will be held Friday September 20th and Saturday September 21st, in Sandpoint Idaho Idaho.  We offer workshops on topics ranging from fiction, poetry, publishing and more.  Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your craft!







Workshops by Experienced Writers

 Keynote Address by Brandon Schrand

Networking opportunities with other Idaho Writers


Author Photo Sessions

Award Ceremony for Contest Winners


Pitching Appointments



Mary Buckham

Janet Oakley

Sandy Compton

Tom Reppert

Jim Payne

Jim Goode

Jenny Leo

Larry Telles

John Gessner









What:  Idaho Writers’ League Annual Conference 2019

Where: Best Western Edgewater Resort, 56 Bridge Street, Sandpoint ID, 83854.  For reservations call (884) 235-1125

When: Friday September 20th through Saturday September 21st


Download the Conference Schedule and Registration Forms Here. Scroll down for more details. 

Reserve your room at the Edgewater Best Western asking for the IWL writers conference rate. (Get a roommate to save money)




Sign Up for the Idaho Writer’s League Conference now by downloading this Registration Form


Full Conference:

Idaho Writers League Members EARLY BIRD by 8/31: $135

Idaho Writers League Member First Timer Special: $125

Non-Members EARLY BIRD by 8/31: $145

Idaho Writers League Members and First Timers AFTER 9/1: $145

Non-Members AFTER 9/1: $165

Students with Valid I.D. $50


By Day Conference Fees:

Students with valid I.D. Singe Day: $30

Friday Conference with lunch: $65

Saturday Conference with lunch: $65

Saturday Award Banquet $30

(Meal options on Registration form. Vegan/Vegetarian options available.)


On-sight breakfasts for those not staying at hotel: $10