tim_sandlin_150Tim Sandlin, Director:  Tim is a novelist and screenwriter. His novels include Sex and Sunsets, Western Swing, Honey Don’t, Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty, Rowdy in Paris, and the GroVont Quartet, including his newest novel, Lydia. Movie credits include the Showtime original Floating Away, based on Sorrow Floats, and Skipped Parts, a TriMark film. He is also a contributor to the New York Times Book Review and has judged several writing competitions, including the Western States Book Awards.

connie_wieneke_150Connie Wieneke, Assistant Director: Connie moved to Wyoming in 1983. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana in 1991. She is the recipient of two literary fellowships from the Wyoming Arts Council. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in Stand, Creative Nonfiction, Whiskey Island Magazine, Owen Wister Review, Cutbank, and others, as well as on-line in Silver Birch Press, Open Window Review and Clerestory Poetry Journal. Her work appeared in Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone (Sastrugi Press). Currently, she is working on a collection of poems about her family in both the social context and the landscape of the West. To keep her in the writing life, she works as a bookkeeper, as the assistant director of Jackson Hole Writers, and practices yoga and meditation. She lives in Wilson with her husband Rich, nine chickens and an ancient frog.

Cassandra Lee, Development Director: Cassandra stayed away from Jackson for as long as she could after growing up in the Tetons. More and more she admits how deeply Wyoming – especially the way wind moves through tall grass – permeates each of her cells. The urge to wrap words around her experiences has always been with her. She enjoys poetry, storytelling, radio, casual walks, cold temperatures, and the slowest version of yoga possible.