Discount for Kanab Residents at Writers Conference

Are you a crossword puzzle fan? Appreciate a clever pun? Love a limerick? Maybe you’re a budding writer. If so, you should think about attending this year’s Kanab Writers Conference to be held November 7, 8, and 9 at the new Kanab Center.

Southern Utah residents attending the conference will receive a $25 discount when they use the code ABRAKANABRA at registration. This is in addition to the $25 early bird discount earned by registering before October 1.

The Kanab Writers Conference is wonderful for beginners and accomplished writers alike. The cozy ambience makes it a non-threatening introduction for newbies as well as a great networking venue for published authors.

Unique to the Kanab Writers Conference is the Thursday afternoon hike and plein air writing experience in the colorful desert landscape. On Thursday evening, writers can choose to attend a retreat-like writing venue or a critique party.

Friday morning will be devoted to workshops on the nuts and bolts of self-publishing. The full writers conference begins with lunch on Friday followed by four breakout sessions of four classes each followed by the Friday evening keynote, Lee Nelson.

Saturday morning’s session of the conference begins with a keynote by Lisa Mangum followed by four more breakout sessions.

The conference will feature classes for beginners and accomplished writers alike. Successful published writers will teach craft basics, as well as advanced craft, poetry, motivation, marketing, nonfiction and memoir.

Friday evening’s keynote, Lee Nelson, is author of over 30 books. He is widely known for killing a bull buffalo from the back of a galloping horse with a bow and arrow, a research project for his Storm Testament series of historical novels on the old west. Nelson’s books have sold over a million copies.

The Saturday morning keynote speaker, Lisa Mangum, has worked in publishing since 1997. She has been the Managing Editor for Shadow Mountain since 2014 and has worked with several New York Times best-selling authors, including Brandon Mull, Ally Condie, and Jason F. Wright. Lisa is also the author of four national best-selling YA novels.

Both Lee Nelson and Lisa Mangum will be teaching classes at the conference. Lisa will also be hosting pitch sessions for writers who have a manuscript ready to sell. Attendees can sign up for appointments at registration.

Kanab Writers Conference receives support from Kane County Office of Tourism and Garkane Energy and a grant from Utah Humanities. This sponsorship allows the conference to charge much less than comparable events elsewhere.

Anyone registered for the conference can sell their books in the conference bookstore.
Go to to read more about the conference and register online.

Contact: Kayeleen Hamblin