2018 Writers’ Conferences

as reported in the December issue of The Writer's Life

A matter that may be of interest and value to a number of SDWEG members is conferences designed to help writers improve their writing, editing and publishing skills. There are, of course, countless writers’ conferences and symposia throughout the country every year, but the following are listed here because they are prominent and relatively close to home.

San Francisco Writers Conference - Feb. 15-18 — Titled “Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community,” the conference features 100+ presenters. Mark Hopkins Hotel; full registration $895. Contact: Barbara Santos at Barbara@SFWriters.org.

Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea - Feb. 21-23 — Features distinguished presenters. For details, visit www.pointloma.edu/opportunities/writers-symposium-sea.

Genre LA Speculative Fiction Creative Writing Conference - February 23-25 — Hollywood veterans and publishing pros will share their secrets. Various pricing packages. DoubleTree Hilton, West L.A. Contact: Lillian or Tony Todaro at info@wcwriters.com. Visit: www.wcwriters.com/genrela.

Las Vegas Writers Conference - April 19-21 — Features prominent faculty and award-winning authors. Tuscany Suites Casino. For information, visit www.lasvegaswritersconference.com.

Santa Barbara Writers Conference - June 17-22 — Known for excellent instructors and a wide array of workshop topics. Hyatt Santa Barbara. Visit: www.sbwriters.com.

Editor’s Note. The locally popular San Diego State University Writers’ Conference will not be held in 2018. It will resume in 2019.

photo credit: Edwin Andrade

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