Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Writer lectures open to the public

Tickets available for single events at conference


    For four days each August at Sun Valley Resort, some of the country’s—and the world’s—best writers and thinkers—including fiction and non-fiction writers, journalists, playwrights, poets, and filmmakers—talk about their work and the world at the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.
    The conference is offering single-event tickets to several of the lectures at the Sun Valley Pavilion during the upcoming conference Aug. 23-26.
    Tickets are being sold online only this year at for $35 each.
    This year’s selection of individual talks available for purchase includes an impressive lineup of authors covering a wide variety of topics.
    There is still availability for the following six talks:
l Saturday, Aug. 24: Will Schwalbe: The End of Your Life Book Club, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
l Sunday, Aug. 25: Peter Bergen: Americans on a Deadly Mission from Allah, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Simon Winchester: The Pleasures of the Writing Life, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
l Monday, Aug. 26: Liaquat Ahamed and Strobe Talbott: Will Europe Fall Apart?, 9-10 a.m. Craig Johnson: Longmire or How Many People Can You Kill in a Town of 25? 10:30-11:30 a.m. J.R. Moehringer: Bars and Bank Robbers, 12-1 p.m.
    Now in its 19th year, the event has hosted  presenters who include 31 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 National Book Award winners and five winners of the elite Mann Booker Prize given in Great Britain. Together, writers and readers freely exchange ideas, concerns, hopes, and aspirations.
    Roughly 1,000 people will be able to enjoy talks presented in the outdoor Sun Valley Pavilion and smaller, more intimate sessions with favorite speakers, as well as theatrical and musical performances and films on opening day.
    The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference is a nonprofit organization. For more information, visit

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