Behind the Scenes: Programming the 2022 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference
Anne Taylor Fleming and John Burnham Schwartz in Conversation
Welcome to Beyond the Page: The Best of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. Over the past 25 years, SVWC has become the gold standard of American literary festivals, bringing together contemporary writing’s brightest stars for their view of the world through a literary lens. Every month, Beyond the Page curates and distills the best talks from the past quarter century at the Writers’ Conference, giving you a front row seat on the kind of knowledge, inspiration, laughter, and meaning that Sun Valley is known for.
In this episode of Beyond the Page, we offer something fun and different, a lively conversation between SVWC Literary Director John Burnham Schwartz and Associate Director Anne Taylor Fleming about the upcoming 2022 conference. As the chief programmers, the longtime colleagues and friends will talk about some of the magical writers who are coming, from Evan Osnos and Heather McGhee to Ocean Vuong and Arthur Brooks, and chat about their selection process, including adding the wonderful PBS anchor Judy Woodruff to moderate some deep dives into the threats to democracy, here and around the globe.
Anne Taylor Fleming is a nationally recognized journalist and was a regular on-camera essayist for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and the author of Motherhood Deferred: A Woman’s Journey. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Town&Country, and More. She has been a radio commentator for NBC.