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2022 Presenters

2022 Keynote Speaker: Pam Houston

Pam Houston

Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, which won the 2019 Colorado Book Award, the High Plains Book Award and the Reading The West Advocacy Award, and more recently, Air Mail: Letters of Politics Pandemics and Place (Torrey House Press) coauthored with Amy Irvine. She is also the author of Cowboys Are My Weakness, Contents May Have Shifted, and four other books of fiction and nonfiction, all published by W.W. Norton. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level on a 120-acre homestead near the headwaters of the Rio Grande and teaches creative writing at UC Davis and at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is cofounder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing by Writers and fiction editor at the Environmental Arts Journal Terrain.org. She raises Icelandic sheep and Irish wolfhounds and is a fierce advocate for the Earth.

2022 Conference presenters

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Kevin Aho
Steve Almond
Andrea Askowitz
Lynne Barrett
Jenna Blum and Woodrow
Mahogany L. Browne
Joe Clifford
Ron Cooper
John Dufresne
Denise Duhamel
Beth Ann Fennelly
M.J. Fievre
Lisa Gallagher
Tod Goldberg
Didi Jackson
Major Jackson
Allison Langer
Ike Reilly
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Christopher Schelling
Darin Strauss