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Kanab Writers Conference

Kanab Writers Conference

The Kanab Writers Conference began in 2010 as “Writers of the Purple Sage,” a nod to Zane Grey and his use of Kane County as a setting in some of his westerns.  It was hosted by the Kane County Center for Education, Business, and the Arts (CEBA). In those days the conference was smaller and focused on different genres of writing, for example, historic fiction or poetry, each year.

In 2013, the focus of the writers conference shifted to a broader base and targeted presentations directed more toward building individual writing skills. Now a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, the event was renamed the Kanab Writers Conference.

Since that time, the conference has grown into a diverse and inspiring community with presenters and attendees from all over the country and every walk of the publishing life. Every year more and more world-class authors, publishers and editors join our faculty. The goal of the Kanab Writers Conference is to bring together writers and publishing professionals in a uniquely beautiful, Southern Utah environment.


Our Response to COVID-19:

Our 2020 event was postponed due to Covid-19. We are currently planning a hybrid conference, allowing for in-person attendance and virtual participation. Mask requirements and other social distancing measures will be enforced as dictated by the CDC and local jurisdictions at the time of our 2021 event.

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