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Western Writers of America to Meet in Lubbock, TX

The Texas Panhandle beckons Western writers and anyone who writes about the American West for the 20[...]

Win Blevins to Receive 2015 Owen Wister Award

Win Blevins is the 2015 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Lit[...]

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Western Writers of America to Meet in Lubbock, TX

The Texas Panhandle beckons Western writers and anyone who writes about the American West for the 2015 Convention in Lubbock, Texas, June 23-27.

During the week the association will pay tribute to the Spur Award winners and recognize the literary contributions of Win Blevins, winner of the 2015 Wister Award.

Pulitzer Prize winning author N. […]

Win Blevins to Receive 2015 Owen Wister Award

Win Blevins is the 2015 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature. The award is given by Western Writers of America as its highest honor and will be presented during the organization’s annual convention in June in Lubbock, Texas.

The author of more than 30 books, including the Spur Award-winning […]

Western Writers of America, Denver Public Library schedule Western writing symposium

DENVER – New York Times best-selling novelist Sandra Dallas of Denver and critically acclaimed historian Mark Lee Gardner of Cascade will headline Western Writers of America’s inaugural James Ersfeld Western Writing Symposium on January 28 at the Denver Public Library.

Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis (John Adams) of Santa Fe, N.M., will moderate the panel, […]

WWA Announces New Leadership

For the first time in Western Writers of America’s 60-plus-year history, two women hold the top executive positions. Sherry Monahan was elected president of the organization, taking office in June, and Candy Moulton has held the executive director’s position since 2011.

“It’s an exciting honor that Candy and I are the first two women to […]

2014 Owen Wister Award Winner, Robert J. Conley

Robert J. Conley is the 2014 recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature. The award is given by Western Writers of America as its highest honor and will be presented during the organization’s annual convention in June in Sacramento, Calif.

Conley, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is […]

2013 Lariat Award

Five Star Publishing

Western Writers of America has selected Five Star Publishing to receive the 2013 Lariat Award. This special award is given to those who have achieved distinction in their support of Western Writers of America and the literature of the West.

Waterville, Maine-based Five Star, an imprint of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, […]