Southern California Writers’ Conference

18 February
Southern California Writers’ Conference
11:00am - 5:00pm
Mariott Mission Valley

The 2022 Southern California Writers’ Conference takes place on the Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 1820 at the Marriott Mission Valley. 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 market consideration, having facilitated well over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals.

With extended one-on-one evaluation of advance submissions and dozens of read & critique and practical information workshops to choose from, the SCWC is among the only conferences specifically tailored to empower writers of every level with the vital tools, networking and industry prowess needed to sell their work.
And since our surroundings afford it – and we certainly encourage it – plenty of other opportunities await those attending to sidle up next to editors, agents, executives, and others joining us to discuss things on a more intimate level.

Regardless which path to publication you are pursuing, whether you’re a writer just starting out, a writer unable to determine why your work’s not working, a writer simply in search of some answers, a writer wanting feedback on what you’ve written, or just a writer who wants to hang with other writers and publishing professionals in a safe, supportive community, the 36th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference in San Diego is the place to be.

In addition to the conference regular focus on craft-centric and troubleshooting workshops geared to elevate material to a level that distinguishes it from the writerly rabble, author Janis Thomas will introduce a stand-alone track, strictly limited in attendance. Consisting of six workshops that cover everything you need to write a novel, from story idea to completion, the Novel Boot Camp requires advance sign-up and ancillary participation.

Joe Ide is one of the Special Guest Speakers. He will also be conducting a new workshop, Writing the Killer Crime Novel. The other Special is Jeff Pollak, author of the debut novel First Second Coming. He will discuss his raucous mash-up of romantic fantasy, suspense and theology.

For more details about the conference schedule and speakers, click here.

For registration, click here

Event details

Date: 18 February 2022.
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Mariott Mission Valley
Event Type: Writers' Conference
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(949) 734-0395

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9:00am – 5pm PST

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