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February
  • 01
    01.February.Friday

    All day
    2019-02-01
    Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
    7450 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

    Whether your goal is direct feedback on your work from a top-tier agent or editor, or simply to elevate your craft and enjoy the camaraderie of a literary community, the SDSU Writers’ Conference is for you. Enjoy three full days of breakout sessions in genre- and career-focused tracks, interactive events, an exciting lineup of literary luminaries, and networking opportunities galore.

    Check out the SDSU Writers’ Conference: Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley

    Register now to secure the Early-Bird Fee of $529; discount is applied at checkout.

    Editor and agent appointment registration is now available.

    Visit the Program Schedule & Speakers page for our lineup of renowned keynote speakers, authors, faculty, and workshops. Please watch for continued updates.

    For more information, see https://ces.sdsu.edu/writing-language-communication/sdsu-writers-conference

    See also https://sdwritersguild.org/34th-annual-sdsu-writers-conference-coming-up/

  • 02
    02.February.Saturday

    All day
    2019-02-02
    Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley
    7450 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

    Whether your goal is direct feedback on your work from a top-tier agent or editor, or simply to elevate your craft and enjoy the camaraderie of a literary community, the SDSU Writers’ Conference is for you. Enjoy three full days of breakout sessions in genre- and career-focused tracks, interactive events, an exciting lineup of literary luminaries, and networking opportunities galore.

    Check out the SDSU Writers’ Conference: Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley

    Register now to secure the Early-Bird Fee of $529; discount is applied at checkout.

    Editor and agent appointment registration is now available.

    Visit the Program Schedule & Speakers page for our lineup of renowned keynote speakers, authors, faculty, and workshops. Please watch for continued updates.

    For more information, see https://ces.sdsu.edu/writing-language-communication/sdsu-writers-conference

    See also https://sdwritersguild.org/34th-annual-sdsu-writers-conference-coming-up/

  • 03
    03.February.Sunday

    10:00 -13:00
    2019-02-03
    San Diego Writers, Ink
    2370 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, 2nd floor, San Diego, CA

    Intro to Writing Picture Books
    Either from our childhood memories, or more recent readings to our own children, we’ve experienced the joy of sharing enduring picture books like Madeline, Corduroy, Where the Wild Things Are, I Want My Hat Back, Green Eggs and Ham, Curious George, Interrupting Chicken, Olivia, and A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Thanks to picture books, we now know what happens if you give a mouse a cookie. But, what happens if you give a writer an idea for a picture book? Well, that depends on whether they understand the intricacies of that unique art form. There’s a significant amount of craft that goes into creating an endearing picture book. This course provides an introduction to the key components of picture book writing*, including: structure, plot, character development, word choice, rhyme, pacing, themes, humor, and layout. *Note: This class focuses solely on writing, not illustrating.

  • 09
    09.February.Saturday

    19:00 -21:00
    2019-02-09
    D.G. Wills Books
    7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA

    February 9 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Renowned poet Quincy Troupe will read from his new books Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer, and Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018 at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

    He is the author of nine volumes of poetry, three children’s books; and the author, coauthor, or editor of six nonfiction works. He collaborated with Miles Davis on his autobiography and with Chris Gardner on The Pursuit of Happyness, which spent more than forty weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was made into a major motion picture starring Will Smith.

  • 15
    15.February.Friday

    12:00 -23:00
    2019-02-15
    Crowne Plaza Hanalei San Diego
    2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

    Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration, having facilitated well over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals.  With extended one-on-one evaluation of advance submissions and dozens of read & critique and practical information workshops to choose from, the SCWC is among the only conferences specifically tailored to empower writers of every level with the vital tools, networking and industry prowess needed to sell their work. And since our surroundings afford it – and we certainly encourage it – plenty of other opportunities await those attending to sidle up next to editors, agents, executives, and others joining us to discuss things on a more intimate level.