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, Program 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. 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.

Anne Marie Wells, Development and Assistant Director: Anne Marie moved to Jackson in 2014 after graduating with a Masters of Science from the Universdade de Coimbra in Portugal where she published her children’s book, Mamã, porque sou uma ave?/Mommy, Why Am I a Bird? Since then she has spent a large part of her time active in Jackson’s community theater as an actress, playwright, and founding member of the playwriting group, First Folio. She earned first place in the Riot Act New Play Festival in 2017 for her play, Love and Radio (and Zombies… Kind Of), and earned second place in 2018 for her play, Last. Only. Best. She has participated in numerous JHW workshops and has volunteered with the 2018 kids summer writing camps. When she’s not writing or performing, she’s reading, playing piano, or outdoors with her dog, Isabella Bird.