Feb. 16-18 — Southern California Writers’ Conference, Crown Plaza Hanalei, San Diego. The SCWC is aimed at empowering writers by providing authoritative guidance through workshops and one-on-one evaluations. For details and registration, go to writersconference.com/sd/.
Feb. 19-23 — Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Pt. Loma Nazarene University. A stellar line-up of guest speakers is a special feature of the conference, including Jane Smiley, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deepak Chopra. For details, go to pointloma.edu/events/.