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2022 WWA Convention

  • 22 Jun 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 25 Jun 2022
  • 11:59 PM
  • Great Falls, MT, Holiday Inn

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This is for anyone registering after June 1, 2022 for a single day attendance at the convention. There is no guarantee of any meals.
  • All registrations for the full convention received after June 1, 2022 fall into this category. There is no guarantee of meals in this registration category.
  • This registration includes the Opening Reception, Homestead Auction and Dinner, all breaks and all panels and sessions. Tour and Meal tickets should be purchased separately.
  • This registration is for a guest of a WWA member who has also registered for the convention. It includes no meal tickets, which should be purchased separately. (The Homestead Auction and Dinner is included).
  • This registration includes the Opening Reception, Homestead Auction and Dinner, Business meeting, all breaks and all panels and sessions. Tour and Meal tickets should be purchased separately.

Registration is closed


Western Writers of America 

2022 Convention Schedule

Holiday Inn

1100 5th Street South

Great Falls, MT

June 22-25, 2022



Tuesday June 21, 2022

3-5 p.m. – Registration 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

8 a.m. – Noon – WWA Board Meeting, Fort Benton, MT

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Tour Fort Benton, Montana (Ticket required)

Dinner on your own

8 p.m.  Opening Reception sponsored by Great Falls CVB and Roundup Room Music

Thursday, June 23, 2021

7  11 a.m.: –Registration

8  10 a.m. – Breakfast Roundtables  (Ticket required)

Sign-up upon arrival in Great Falls to take part in conversation about one of these topics: Writing about fiction, nonfiction, songwriting, juvenile fiction, juvenile nonfiction, marketing, and various history topics. 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Vendors

10:30  11:30 a.m. – Panel: Promoting Books on a Budget

Noon – 1 p.m. – Networking Lunch – (ticket required)

Roundup Staff Lunch 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Presentation: Buffalo Hunters, A Hands-on History: The Materials, The Methods, and Mooar 

3-3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Panel: Craft of Writing – Keeping Historical Fiction Historical

Dinner on your own

9 p.m. – Roundup Room Music

Friday, June 24, 2021

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Vendors

7:30  11 a.m. – Registration

9 – 10 a.m. – Panel: Editor-Agent Roundup

Coffee Break Sponsored by WWA Patron and Sustaining Members

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Keynote Address by Wister Award Winner Irene Bennett Brown

11:30 – 1p.m. – Spur Finalist and Hall of Fame Luncheon(Ticket required)

1:30 p.m.  Buses load and leave for CM Russell Museum

2-5 p.m C.M. Russell Museum Tour

1:30 p.m.  3:00 p.m. – Homestead Foundation Board Meeting

6  9 p.m. – Homestead Social/Dinner and Auction (Ticket included with general registration)

Saturday, June 25, 2021

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. -Registration

10 a.m.  3:30 p.m. – Vendors

8  10 a.m. – General Business MeetingAll members invited

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Panel: Nonfiction Focus - Montana’s Founding Fathers: The Vigilantes

10:30 a.m.  3:30 p.m. – Editor-Agent Interviews

10:30 a.m.  noon – WWA Board Meeting

Lunch on your own 

1:30  2:30 p.m. – Panel: Censorship, Book-Burning and Cultural Appropriation

2:30 – 3 p.m–  Refreshment Break 

3 – 3:45 p.m. – Panel: Smile When You Say That, Partner. Using Comedy in Writing About the American West  

6:30 – 7 p.m. – Cocktails 

7  9:30 p.m. – Spur Award Banquet (Ticket required)

9:30 p.m.  close – Roundup Room music

This is a preliminary schedule.  All announcements made prior to or during the convention take precedence. 

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