April 19, 2018

Western Writers of America National Convention

Author Candace Simar, Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Holly Lorincz, Macgregor Literary Agent, and Author Marcia Castle attending the Western Writers of America Award Banquet

Author Candace Simar, Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Holly Lorincz, Macgregor Literary Agent, and Author Marcia Castle attending the Western Writers of America Award Banquet

Krista Rolfzen Soukup attended the Western Writers of America National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 26-30.

Western Writers of America, Inc., was founded in 1953 to promote the literature of the American West and bestow Spur Awards for distinguished writing in the Western field. The founders were largely authors who wrote traditional Western fiction, but the organization swiftly expanded to include historians and other nonfiction authors, young adult and romance writers, and writers interested in regional history.

Today it has over 600 members who write everything from mainstream fiction to local history.  For the convention, members, guests, editors, and agents gather together to renew friendships, do business, attend panels, go on field trips, and conduct the organization’s business. Each convention concludes with the Spur Awards banquet, the moment when the WWA honors those who win the coveted awards.

WWA actively helps its members promote their books and articles, and aggressively promotes the literature of the American West, which it considers this country’s unique contribution to world literature.

 

Gallery of Photos: Western Writers of America, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Award winning author D.B. Jackson and Krista Rolfzen Soukup

Award winning author D.B. Jackson and Krista Rolfzen Soukup

Spur Award Finalist Banquet with Authors Robert M. Utley, Cowboy Mike Searles, Bill Markley, Lucia St. Clair, Nancy Plain and Marcia Castle

Spur Award Finalist Banquet with Authors Robert M. Utley, Cowboy Mike Searles, Bill Markley, Lucia St. Clair, Nancy Plain and Marcia Castle

Authors Susan K. Salzer, Nancy Plain, Bill Markley, Marcia Castle and Publicist Krista Rolfzen Soukup

Authors Susan K. Salzer, Nancy Plain, Bill Markley, Marcia Castle and Publicist Krista Rolfzen Soukup

 

Western Writers of America Panel

Western Writers of America Panel

 

Spur Award Winning author Nancy Plain

Spur Award Winning author Nancy Plain

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