2024 Idaho Writers Conference

How Can You Become an Author For Life?
When: April 11-13, 2024

Where: Boise Center on the Grove, Boise, Idaho

You’ve wanted to be an author for a long time. And it’s what you want to do for the rest of your life, no matter what that looks like for you. That includes:

  • Writing as a hobby
  • Creating fan fiction for fun
  • Using writing as a side gig
  • Wanting to write professionally, full time

All of those paths are valid, and this year, we will have speakers who will help you define success and then determine how to achieve it.

Sound like a dream? Mark your calendars for April 11-13th, and stay tuned for details!

This is one conference you won’t want to miss. What you learn here could very well change your life.


Deadline has passed for 2024 IWG Conference Editor Manuscript Evaluations.

But there is still a chance you can meet with an editor and discuss your project.

Ask about scheduling some time with an editor to discuss what you might need to do to get your manuscript closer to publishing.

  • You must be registered for the conference to participate. These slots are for conference attendees only.
  • There are limited spots for each editor, so book early. When they are gone, they are gone!

15 Minutes with an Agent

Are you looking to pitch to an agent? Or do you want some feedback on your query or just want some advice on finding an agent? Katie Reed of the Angela Hurst agency will be at the conference this year, taking pitches and offering advice.

Each session is 15 minutes, and there are a limited number of them, so book now!

April 11th!
One Day Workshop

Building a Sustainable Author Career
with Becca Syme and Claire Taylor!
Click the button below for details!

Keynote Speaker:
James A. Owen

James A. Owen is an American comic book illustrator, publisher, and writer. He is known for his creator-owned comic book series Starchild and as the author of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica novel series, which began with Here, There Be Dragons in 2006.

He’ll be speaking throughout the conference and signing books, a truly unique experience. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get to know an author who has had a lifelong career!

Stay Tuned for More Speaker Announcements!

Wondering where to eat when you are in downtown Boise? Check out our restaurant guide for some of our advice!

Coming from out of town and need a hotel? Or are you in town and want to stay downtown for convenience? Here is a list of places to stay, and how to find your own. Check it out.