• Testimonials

    The resolute but congenial atmosphere of the WLA has set the tone for my approach to teaching and scholarship, and established my regard for active service to my institution and the profession.
    William V. Lombardi
    Assistant Professor, Missouri Valley College (Grad student rep 2012-2014)

Conference Ad and Book Exhibit Information

54th Annual Meeting

Estes Park, Colorado — September 18 – 21, 2019

Theme: Not Cloudy All Day: Climates of Change in the American West

Conference Venue: YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado

Exhibitors will receive one 6′ draped table and 2 chairs for each table reserved. They will also receive one complimentary conference registration for press staff per table reserved.

Location: Chasm Lake

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exhibit Set-Up

Wednesday, after 3:00 pm

or Thursday, prior to 8:00 am

Exhibit Dismantle

Saturday, after 12:00 pm

BOOK EXHIBIT: US$250.00 for the first table, $150 for each additional table.


Attn: [your name]/Western Lit Assoc/Conf E58737
2515 Tunnel Rd
Estes Park, CO 80511
There is no charge for your packages being held.


Publishers who wish to advertise in our conference program, please send a pdf file of each ad to nwitschi@westernlit.org and Sabine Barcatta at wlaoperations@gmail.com. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

All ads will be reproduced in black and white.

Program Ads:
Full-Page (7” x 9.5”) $300
Half-Page (3.5” x 9.5” [vertical] or 7.” x 4.5” [horizontal])
Quarter-Page (3.5”w x 4.25”h)$100

For further information or to reserve space, please contact:

Nicolas S. Witschi, Executive Secretary
Western Literature Association
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008

  • Western Literature Association (WLA)

    Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association (WLA) is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present.

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    (The Journal)

    Published by the Western Literature Association, Western American Literature is the leading journal in western American literary studies.