Blind mountain climber and author keynotes CWC’s Outdoor Writers Conference
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(Riverton, Wyoming) – Take a handful of professional outdoor writers, bloggers, editors, publishers and even a physician and put them together with students, teachers and writers interested in improving their skills and you have the first Wind River Outdoor Writers Conference.
Sponsored by Central Wyoming College, the event is being held in the appropriate outdoor setting at CWC’s Sinks Canyon Center a few miles south of Lander, Wyo. The August 24-25 conference concludes with an inspiring presentation by author Erik Weihenmeyer, the only blind person to have climbed the seven summits; the tallest mountain on every continent.
The conference is being organized by CWC English instructor Buck Tilton who has written 43 books about surviving, as well as thriving, in the outdoors. He has written in multiple genres, including travel, nonfiction, children and young adult, cookbook and humor. He is Backpacker magazine’s Medicine Man and has written a column for more than two decades. He is the founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute and has written the definitive text on wilderness medicine.
With all these contacts in the world of outdoor writing and publishing, Tilton has assembled an extraordinary panel of presenters who are prepared to share what they know about writing, editing and publishing material about the outdoors. The $100 conference fee includes fabulous meals.
Participating teachers can earn PTSB credit and college credit is available for successful completion of the conference. There are accommodations in nearby Lander as well as more rustic lodging in Sinks Canyon Center cabins and campsites.