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WWA Ersfeld Symposium Presents Paths to Publication

DODGE CITY, Kansas – Five award-winning authors, including historian R. Eli Paul and novelist Max Mc[...]

Pen & Ink, Voice and Strings – Echoes from the New Frontier

ENCAMPMENT, WY – Western Writers of America (WWA) has announced the release of a CD compilation feat[...]

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WWA Ersfeld Symposium Presents Paths to Publication

DODGE CITY, Kansas – Five award-winning authors, including historian R. Eli Paul and novelist Max McCoy, will discuss writing about the American West in a two-day symposium scheduled Oct. 7-8 at the Dodge City Public Library. James Ersfeld Memorial Symposiums were started in 2015 by the nonprofit Western Writers of America to encourage people in […]

Pen & Ink, Voice and Strings – Echoes from the New Frontier

ENCAMPMENT, WY – Western Writers of America (WWA) has announced the release of a CD compilation featuring 14 contemporary songs from prominent Western songwriters and singers. Pen & Ink, Voice and Strings – Echoes from the New Frontier will be released at the organization’s convention in Cheyenne, WY, June 21-25. The recording features several Spur […]

Lucia St. Clair Robson to Receive 2016 Owen Wister Award

ENCAMPMENT, Wyo. – Lucia St. Clair Robson, whose 1982 historical novel “Ride the Wind” won the Spur Award and remains in print 34 years after its publication, will receive the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature.

The award, given by Western Writers of America, as the nonprofit writers guild’s highest honor, will […]

New Mexico authors to discuss ‘Landscape of Dreams’ in symposium at Collected Works

SANTA FE, N.M. – Four New Mexico authors, including best-selling novelist Anne Hillerman and noted historian Paul Andrew Hutton, will discuss writing about the American West on Thursday, February 25, at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Santa Fe, NM.

Lesley Poling-Kempes and Jack Loeffler will also take part in “Landscape of Dreams: Santa Fe […]

Western Writers Hall of Fame Induction in Lubbock, Texas June 26

Win Blevins, this year’s Owen Wister Award honoree, joins a class of several distinguished writers who will become the first living writers to enter the Western Writers Hall of Fame.

Last year, the Homestead Foundation board of directors, which oversees the Western Writers Hall of Fame, voted to induct the Owen Wister Award recipient into […]

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.

Western Historian Robert Utley, who […]

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 […]