San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes
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At the 2016 San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes you will meet people who can help you get your book and ideas published. Presenters include Annie Barrows (Ivy & Bean), Ann Packer (Dive from Clausen's Pier), T. Jefferson Parker (Full Measure), Jane Friedman (Publishing 101). Meet 100+ presenters--literary agents, editors, publishers and bestselling authors. Explore the best ways to publish and promote your work. Hear about new trends in the industry. Boost your social media reach. Build your writing career.

It is all happening at the 13th Annual SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE & CLASSES this February 11-15, 2016 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.

Four days of live sessions and copious networking with the people who can advance a writing career. Connect with leaders in both self-publishing and traditional publishing. The advice from literary agents, editors and book marketing experts alone are worth the price of admission!

Registration includes: Access to 80+ sessions; two keynote luncheons & two breakfasts; Gala Welcome party; writer's goodie bag; Ask-A-Pro session; a consult with an editor; pitch & open mic sessions; exhibitors with writing-related services, social events and plenty of one-on-one networking with the presenters. The optional add-on Speed Dating with Agents sponsored by Writer's Digest is just $60.

SFWC also offers Pre and Post Event classes taught by our favorite presenters on February 11 & 15 that are open to all writers.

Can't attend in person? Enter the San Francisco Writing Contest.
Need a scholarship? Several will be available on the website. San Francisco Writers Conference is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit.

The San Francisco Writers Conference sells out every year; it's never too early to register. For registration and complete event information visit: or call 925-420-6223.     

Rather Change the World? Join us at the 2016 San Francisco Writing for Change.

Change happens on September 10th at the Unitarian Universalist Center in San Francisco. Details for the Change Conference: 

About Us
Program Description
Writing & publishing workshops for all genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's writing). Includes panels, keynote speakers, social networking, Ask-A-Pro sessions with agents & editors from major publishing houses.
Upcoming Event

Feb 11 - 14, 2016
Venue: Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Program Length
5 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
Autobiography/Memoir, Business/Technical, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing, Religion, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Screenwriting, Travel, Young Adult
Keynote speakers, bestselling authors, editors, literary agents & publishing (traditional & self-publishing) leaders.
Early Bird Registration until August 31st - $650.00; at the door price $795.00; $60 for Speed Dating. Mark Hopkins Hotel offers special attendee rate based on availability.
U.S. Locations
San Francisco, California
February, September
Barbara Santos
Marketing Director
San Francisco Writers Conference
1029 Jones St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
Phone: 415-673-0939
Fax: 415-673-3165
Michael Larsen & Elizabeth Pomada,