Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Audience members at the Sun Valley Pavillion [Credit: Barbi Reed, courtesy Sun Valley Writers' Conference]
Credit: Barbi Reed, courtesy Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Since 1995, the Sun Valley Writers' Conference has brought together some of the nation's best-known writers, poets, filmmakers and philosophers to engage an audience in provocative and thoughtful conversations.

The event takes place over four days in August on the grounds and rooms of the Sun Valley Lodge and Sun Valley Inn, as well as in the new outdoor Sun Valley Pavilion.

Dialogue host Marcia Franklin has been a regular attendee, and has interviewed authors since 2005. The event took a hiatus in 2007 while the Pavilion was being built. In 2012, Franklin interviewed four authors at the conference.

    • 2008 Interviews
    • George Packer
    • John Hockenberry
    • Shashi Tharoor
    • Ethan Watters
    • 2006 Interviews
    • Juliette Kayyem
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Haynes Johnson
    • Justice Stephen Breyer
    • 2005 Interviews
    • Thomas Keneally
    • Robert MacNeil
    • David Macaulay
    • Firoozeh Dumas
    • Thomas Cahill