Announcing the 2023 Community Speaker Series

Announcing the 2023 Community Speaker Series


Join us for these free evening talks in July!

Since 2017, the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (SVWC) has partnered with The Community Library in Ketchum to host a free literary lecture for the local community. In 2021, the partnership expanded to become our year-round Community Speaker Series, featuring multiple free talks throughout the year, with a few speakers “bookending” the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference each July.


These talks are free and open to the public, bringing our country’s brightest literary minds directly to the Sun Valley community. Past presenters include Imbolo MbueErich SchwartzelAyad AkhtarTobias WolffSusan Orlean, and many more.


This year, we are excited to announce our 2023 July speakers— Salvadoran poet Javier Zamora on July 19 and bestselling author Curtis Sittenfeld on July 25.


All talks will be held at 6pm in The Community Library Lecture Hall with book signings to follow. Books will be available to purchase on-site. Registration required: visit here to sign up for Javier Zamora’s talk and here to sign up for Curtis Sittenfeld’s talk.


Be sure to check back soon or sign up for our email newsletter to receive important updates and information about these events. If you can’t join us in person, you can livestream the events at We hope to see you there!






We thank our donors and their generosity for making this special program possible. To learn more about supporting SVWC, visit our donations page.







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