Workshops & Events

Jackson Hole Writers hosts workshops and craft intensives throughout the year. These special events are designed to provide a deep dive into specific aspects of the craft of writing, for writers at all levels. They teach new skills and provide exclusive opportunities to work with established authors, agents, editors, and publishers.

For paid workshop registration, you will be redirected to Jackson Hole Writers Conference; scroll through the list to find the workshop you are interested in. Our workshops are generally $25, if PAID for on line, and $35 if PAID for at time of workshop. Our workshops generally fill a week before they are held, and if you register, but don’t pay and then don’t come, that means somebody else could NOT come, because we have closed the registration. Thank you so much for registering and paying on line.

Remember: If you join Friends of the Pen, or if you gave $100 or more in 2017, you can receive a code that gives you a 10% discount on workshops and conference registration. Please contact us. Some healthy snacks may be on hand, depending on the workshop, but please bring beverage of choice and any special needs foods. Bring writing implements. Please arrive early if you have not preregistered.


Peter Aguero

Friday, Nov. 17, Black Box, Center For the Arts, Performance, $20, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 18, Workshop Been and Gone

Peter Aguero, storyteller extraordinaire, will perform Daddy Issues and present a storytelling workshop. These are definitely geared toward adults. We are partnering with Off Square Theatre Company to bring Peter from NYC to Wyoming for two days. When Peter acted as the host for The Moth‘s appearance at The Center in 2016, the event sold out.

Peter Aguero is an award-winning storyteller, who teaches workshops at universities around the country, hosts The Moth radio hour on National Public Radio, has worked with community story-telling programs for the under-served in NYC, and tells his own stories around North America to packed audiences. He is a Moth GrandSLAM champion. Although he has no academic degree, his prowess as a storyteller places him at the forefront of his craft. Born in New Jersey in 1976, he currently lives in Brooklyn where he sometimes sings in a rock band. He is married and lives in Queens. You can watch him and his wife in a TEDMed talk about their life with epilepsy. This is real stuff.

There will be a short Q&A with Peter immediately following the performance. This will be moderated by Cassandra Lee, podcaster for KHOL 89.1 Community Radio Station. A native of Wyoming, Cassandra graduated with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As does everybody in Jackson, she wears many hats: yoga instructor, academic tutor,  a story-teller in her own right, and a fine poet. She will be competing in the monthly Cabin Fever story slam at The Rose, a production of Teton County Library, on Nov. 14 in the Pink Garter Theater in Jackson. Check out the Library’s calendar for specifics.

There’s a rumor that Nov. 19 is Peter’s birthday so a birthday cake has been ordered for the workshop. Wahoo. Don’t tell Peter.

Tickets for the performance are available at The Center ticket office and will cost $20 (includes $2 processing fee). The Black Box holds 70 people max so it will be an intimate setting.

The Workshop will be limited to 12 people. This is an opportunity to improve your story-telling skills before the next Teton County Library Cabin Fever story slam.

You can listen to an interview with KHOL’s Cassandra Lee from 2016.

Tickets for the performance will be available at The Center ticket office by Oct. 17 and will cost $20 (includes $2 processing fee). The Black Box holds 60 people max so it will be an intimate setting.

The workshop is $25 through Nov. 11; after that date it will be $35. Register Now.

With support from a Wyoming Humanities Council’s ThinkWY grant and in partnership with Off Square Theatre Company.


Watch for Details in the next month about a March writing workshop to be held in conjunction with Teton Literacy Center. We are excited to collaborate with other organizations. If you have a project or an idea, contact us.

Our 2017and 2018 workshops are supported in part by grants from public organizations and by generous donors like you. We are grateful to Arts for All administrated by Center of Wonder and by Teton County Library. We are grateful for support from the Wyoming Arts Council.