Masterclass: May 18, 2023

Conference: May 19-20, 2023

Registration is now open!

Click on the button below to see the tentative schedule and registration information. We have a great plan for you this year, with great speakers, agents, editors, presentations, and workshops.

Remember, you can register for just the conference, the Robert Dugoni Advanced Fiction Writing Masterclass, or save by registering for both events in a single package.

Countdown to the Conference!








Pre-Conference Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop!*

This Year’s conference, the Author’s Journey is better than ever!

We have amazing guests and speakers, and a pre-conference workshop by nationally known instructor and incredible author Robert Dugoni.

Add the conference and the workshop to your Christmas list, or give the gift of the conference to a writer you love. There is no substitute for the gift of knowledge.

Network With Your Peers

The writing journey can be a lonely one. The Idaho Writers Guild wants to help you connect with your peers, those who write in your genre, and those writers you just resonate with. Join us for more than just another conference with a bunch of cool speakers (although we have that!), but to connect with your writing tribe.

Something for Everyone

Whether you are just now publishing your first book, you have published before, whether writing is a hobby for you, or you want make a living at it, this conference has something for you.

We want to help authors improve their craft and learn more about the business of writing. Join us!

Join us for a Pre-Conference Masterclass!

Kick off your conference weekend a day early, and learn Advanced Fiction Techniques from one of the modern masters of our time! Robert Dugoni has trained many authors around the country and the world on ways to improve both their fiction and their writing lives.

Join us!

Get your writing game on and get your mind ready for the rest of the conference with Robert Dugoni!

Using lecture, in-class assignments, and examples of his own and other best-sellers, Bob brings a nuts & bolts approach to writing the novel from the initial idea to the final edit.

Bob’s philosophy is to help remove as many of  the obstacles in the path to publication as possible.

The class appeals to students who are beginning their novels to those who have completed novels and are looking for techniques to improve their writing and storytelling. Click on the link below for details. Early registration is open NOW!

Ready to register? Use the button below to get your ticket. You can purchase the Masterclass separately or as part of your conference registration. And as always, Idaho Writers Guild Members get a discount on both the conference and this workshop. Not a member yet? Join today!

*This Materclass can be taken as a standalone event or as part of the IWG Conference

This Year’s Keynote Speaker:

Our Keynote speaker will be none other than Craig Johnson, the author of Longmire! You won’t want to miss this! Registration for the conference will open soon!

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire. He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 26.


We have a great roster of amazing speakers this year:

From Agents to Editors, from speakers who specialize in craft to those who know the publishing industry in and out, you’ll find the information you need to take your writing to the next level, whatever that means to you. 

Click the button below and register today using the coupon code EARLYBIRD. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Get the Most Out of Our Conference

We know all about conference overwhelm. We’ve been there. And while you should take notes and meet with anyone you can, there are other things you can do to ensure you get the most out of this conference and any others you might attend. Here are some ideas for you from Dave Chesson of Kindleprenuer.  

Get ready to learn and grow with us this May!

Our Writing Contest is Now Closed for this Year!

Good luck to everyone who entered. Check out the details on the page below to get ready for next year (there will be some big changes, though). See you at the conference, where the winners will be announced. 

Have questions? Contact us using the form below.

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