General registration is open now through March 22. Everyone attending the convention, including roundtable moderators and participants, must register for the convention.
A complete convention schedule is now available, which includes information about how you can interact and enjoy our line-up of academic and social events. Check out the convention website for a sneak peek at our event lineup running from Thursday, March 25 through Saturday March 27 including roundtable panels, featured speaker presentations from Karen Auvinen and Michael Branch, social events, and regional networking.
Two special sessions will be offered during the Virtual Convention showcasing this year’s Featured Speakers. Karen Auvinen is an award-winning poet, mountain woman, life-long Westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living, this year’s common reader. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, LitHub, Real Simple, Westword, as well as numerous literary journals. Michael Branch is a writer, humorist, environmentalist, father, and desert rat who lives with his wife and two young daughters in the western Great Basin Desert. His work includes nine published books, one of which is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa