FREE Events & Community Programming

FREE Events & Community Programming


Join us for a week of free literary arts July 17-23!


The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (SVWC) is excited to bring some of the country’s brightest minds and most influential authors, innovators, scientific experts, playwrights, poets, and policymakers to Sun Valley each summer, to discuss their latest work and important world issues. We believe it’s important to share this experience and inspire curious minds, especially within the local community. That is why we have opened our doors each year, both virtually and in-person, to make SVWC even more accessible.

This year, celebrating our 30th Anniversary, we have experienced record-setting sales—Full Conference Passes, including the half-price Next Generation Passes for those 35 and under, sold out in less than 15 minutes back in February. Pavilion Talk single event tickets, which went on sale June 5, sold out in just 10 minutes. But luckily, we have plenty of free offerings still available.

From July 17 – 23, you can join SVWC for a weeklong celebration of literary arts. Enjoy free Pavilion lawn talks, free at-home livestreaming, free talks for local students and teachers, and a free Community Speaker Series, as well as free online audio and video recordings in our digital media library. There is also a brand-new offering this year to celebrate our 30th Anniversary and help meet growing demand — a Live Watch Party at The Argyros. Watch Party Passes are $30 for 3 days, on sale now.

Thanks to generous donations, we have also been able to provide expanded outreach programs in schools and libraries, local scholarships for students and educators, and national fellowships for budding writers.

For details about these free events and community programming for 2024, visit


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Live Watch Party at The Argyros!

The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference (SVWC) has already set records during its 30th Anniversary year—Conference Passes sold out…

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