kanab writer's conference

Welcome to the Kanab Writers Conferences

Formerly known as Writers of the Purple Sage, the Kanab Writers Conferences grew out of the idea that writing can and should be impacted by your surroundings. We want to encourage finding novel and interesting ways to share the unique stories of every individual. Whether it’s poetry, memior, screenplay, or novel, self-publishing or traditional routes, we’re looking to inspire and support those who have a story to tell.

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The Annual Kanab Writers Conference

Every year, in October, we host a writers conference over one weekend. With keynote speakers, breakout classes, and a luncheon, this boutique conference has a lot to offer.


Self-Publishing Seminar

Each spring, we host a self-publishing seminar. This focuses on getting your work out there for people to see, including how to create, market, and promote. Watch for more information about our next seminar in the early spring.


Kanab Writing Retreat

Still in the planning stages, a retreat will be held in the beautiful surrounding areas of Kanab. This location inspires in a special way, getting those creative juices flowing.