Southern California Writers' Conference
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29th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference (and Retreat)

Presidents' Day Weekend, February 13-16, 2015 • San Diego, CA

A writer is a writer, before, as well as after publication. However, any number of how-to books combined might not provide the one answer that can make the difference between being published or not. Rejection by an editor or agent seldom yields the reason as to why a manuscript doesn't grab them, and almost never reveals how it can be fixed to ensure it will.

Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative feedback to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration, facilitating some $4 million worth of first-time authors' book and screen deals. Offering extended one-on-one evaluation of material and dozens of interactive workshops, the SCWC is among the only conferences specifically tailored to provide comprehensive feedback on your work.

Along with the read & critiques run during each session, many interactive problem-solving and assignment-oriented workshops are also available, as well as plenty of other opportunities to sidle up next to editors, agents, executives, and other authors joining us to discuss things on a more intimate level.

So whether you're a writer who can't figure why your work's not working, a writer simply in search of answers, a writer wanting feedback on what you've written, a writer who doesn't know where to start, or just a writer who wants to hang with other writers, join us.

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About Us
Program Description
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 consideration, having facilitated some $4 million worth of 1st time authors’ deals.
Upcoming Events

Feb 13 - 16, 2015
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hanalei San Diego, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego CA

May 2 - 3, 2015
Venue: Sunriver Resort Lodge, 17600 Center Dr, Sunriver OR

Sep 25 - 27, 2015
Venue: Wyndham Irvine Hotel, 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine CA
2 to 3
Program Length
3 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
Autobiography/Memoir, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Non-fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Publishing, Religion, Romance, Screenwriting, Young Adult
Rotating slate of 60+ working, professional authors of fiction, nonfiction & screen, editors & agents.
$325-$425. Manuscript critique & one-on-one consultation additional. See site for details.
U.S. Locations
Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego, California
Sunriver, Oregon
February, May, September
Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director
Southern California Writers' Conference
1010 University Ave., #54
San Diego, CA 92103
United States
Phone: 619-303-8185
Fax: 619-906-7462