The Idaho Writers Guild is following the latest Central District Health order, postponing in-person events with more than 10 attendees to contain the spread of COVID-19. Our hearts go out to our community and to all those affected.
Accordingly, the Idaho Writers Guild has replaced most in-person events with virtual ones. There are some exceptions—see the calendar below.
The next Idaho Writers Conference will take place on May 20-21, 2022, at the Boise Centre.
We will continue to monitor directives from federal, state, and local public-health authorities and if future adjustments need to be made, we’ll communicate those changes via email, through social media, and on our website. If you currently do not receive the IWG’s monthly newsletter, please use the link at the bottom of this page to sign up.
President, Idaho Writers Guild
What We're About
The Idaho Writers Guild offers professional networking and educational opportunities as diverse as the writers who join it. In addition to serving as a networking resource for writers wishing to become actively involved in the writing community, the IWG plans and develops programs to aid writers. Our membership reflects all genres and media.
We’re a community-based literary arts organization promoting education in the community by hosting public programs and projects, including author readings, workshops on a broad spectrum of topics, writing contests, and conferences of interest to writers and readers of all genres.
Writers of all genres are eligible for membership. Members receive discounts to IWG workshops and events, and an online newsletter. Members are sometimes sent requests that IWG occasionally receives for paid work and speaking engagements.
Because of your support as a member of the Guild we are able to provide a wide variety of discounted and free opportunities. Without you, there would be no Idaho Writers Guild.
A Little History
The Idaho Writers Guild—not to be confused with the Idaho Writers League—began in the winter of 2007, when a small group met to discuss creating an organization. The intention was to serve as a networking resource and a collective voice for writers wishing to become actively involved in the writing community. In 2009, a five-member Governing Committee consisted of Doug Copsey (Chair), Elaine Ambrose, Joanne Pence, Kenneth Rodgers, and Diane Ronayne.
In 2020, the Idaho Writers Guild is an independent and robust 501(c)3 organization with over 200 members, offering an annual conference, workshops, and programs that support the writing community.
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