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Learn from the people who can help you become the best writer you can be. They are waiting to meet you at the 2015 San Francisco Writers Conference.

Meet 100+ presenters--literary agents, editors, publishers and bestselling authors. Hear about new trends in the industry. Boost your social media reach. Explore the best ways to publish and promote your work.

It is all waiting for you at the 12th Annual SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE this February 12-15, 2015 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel.

Four days of 50+ sessions with major presenters and copious networking with the people who can advance a writing career. Connect with leaders in both self-publishing and traditional publishing.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: John Lescroart - The Keeper, Yiyun Li – Kinder than Solitude and Judith Curr, Atria president/publisher (Simon & Schuster). Also presenting are editors from Penguin Random House, St. Martins, Algonquin, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Touchstone and many more. The self-publishing track is outstanding and the book marketing experts alone are worth the price of admission.

Registration includes: Access to 50+ 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.

Can't attend all weekend? SFWC offers Pre and Post Event classes taught by our favorite presenters on February 12 & 16 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.      

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.
Program Length
4 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 Yiyun Li & Judith Curr. Authors, editors, literary agents & publishing professionals. Martha Alderson, Nina Amir, Cara Black, Joan Gelfand, Tanya Egan Gibson, Joyce Goldstein, Connie Hale & traditional & self-publishing leaders.
Early Bird Registration until June 30th - $550.00; 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,