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Join us at the 2020 San Francisco Writers Conference.


The 17th Annual SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE will take place February 13-16, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on the Embarcadero.

2020 SFWC Keynoters include crime fiction legend Walter Mosley, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry, and author/publisher at She Writes Press Brooke Warner. Check the SFWC website for the most recent list of presenters. It grows every day.

At the 2020 SFWC you will meet people who can help you be the best writer you can be and help you get your book published. The 100+ presenters include bestselling authors, literary agents, and editors. Connect with leaders in self-publishing and traditional publishing. Explore the best ways to publish and promote your work. Hear about new trends in the industry.

Join us for four days of live sessions and copious networking. Come away inspired to be a better writer.
Registration includes: Access to 80+ sessions; daily breakfasts; Gala Welcome party; writer's goodie bag; Ask-A-Pro session; a consult with an independent editor; pitch & open mic sessions; exhibitors with writing-related services, and plenty of one-on-one networking with the presenters. The optional Speed Dating with Agents sponsored by Writer's Digest is just $75 and a pitch practice session hosted by Tri-Valley CWC is included. If you want to meet with an agent, one-on-one, Agent Conversations are available, too.

SFWC also offers Pre and Post Event classes on February 13 & 16 that are open to all writers. As part of the SFWC outreach program, there are also FREE sessions during the conference.

Need a scholarship? Several are available on the website. SFWC is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit.

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
Journalism, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Screenwriting, Travel, Business/Technical, Publishing, Romance, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoir, Mystery, Fiction, Young Adult, Non-fiction, Children's, Marketing
Keynote speakers, bestselling authors, editors, literary agents & publishing (traditional & self-publishing) leaders.
2020 SFWC Early Bird Registration until December 31st - $795.00; at the door price $895.00; $75 for Speed Dating. SFWC host hotel Hyatt Regency Embarcadero offers special attendee rate for SFWC based on availability.
U.S. Locations
San Francisco, California
February, September
Barbara Santos
Marketing Director
San Francisco Writers Conference
PO Box 326
Oakley, CA 94561-0326
United States
Phone: 9254206223
Laurie McLean, SFWC Director