Surprise Valley Writers' Conference dutch oven cookout

Writers take break at Metzker House

Writers' Conference Lectures

Plein Air Workshop

Writers' field trip to the playa

Willis Barnstone, William O'Daly and Kathryn Gessner

Sign up for The Surprise Valley Writers' Conference!

         June 1 — 5, 2018

  Get the registration form here: writersconference.modocforum.org

 

Mission Statement

To perpetuate an understanding and appreciation of the natural and agricultural landscape of Modoc County, the Great Basin and the rural west through literature, the arts, community education and academic programs. 

 

 

 

 

    Past Keynote Speakers: 

William Kittredge - 2007 Susan Shillinglaw - 2014
Gary Synder - 2008 Eldrige Moores (geology special guest) - 2015
Philip Fradkin - 2008 Robert Zierenberg (geothermal special guest) - 2015
Brenda Miller - 2009 John Shoptaw - 2016
Ida Rae Egli - 2010   Pam Houston - 2017 
Joseph Stroud - 2011  
Eldridge Moores - 2011  
Primus St. John - 2012  
Michelle Herman - 2013   

 

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