kanab writer's conference

Do you have a great idea for a class? We want to hear from you!

We’re looking for classes on every level of writing. We’re interested in all types of writing and storytelling, whether it’s genre, nonfiction, or niche like photojournalism, ghostwriting, etc. We’re also looking for classes that go through each step of self-publication. 

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 any one who has a story to tell.

Our Annual Fall Conference will be held on

Friday and Saturday, October 20-21st.

We hope you’ll join us.


Click here to learn more about our keynote speaker, Ally Condie.


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

On March 4, 2017 we’ll be hosting our 3rd annual Self-Publishing Seminar. Classes focus on getting your work out there for people to see, including how to create, market, and promote.


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.