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15 September
Southern California Writers’ Conference
Sonesta Irvine Hotel

The 20th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference *LA (in Irvine) happens this Sept. 15-17, at Sonesta Irvine and boasts an impressive line-up of guest speakers, workshop presenters, and literary agents. Among them is JASMIN IOLANI HAKES, author of Hula, an Oprah Daily pick named one of the “Best New Books to Read” this summer by ELLE.

THE GREAT WHITE ART is what John Gardner called it, what it is that we writers do, crafting pages from blank. While artists we may be, today’s publishing realities mandate that, in order to win over the needed, passionate advocates of our work, we must also become entrepreneurialauthors. Entrepreneurial in spirit. Entrepreneurial in execution. Excellence in craft alone no longer cuts it. But excellence in craft and a meaningful book still matters most.

Having facilitated well over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals since 1986, the SCWC remains devoted to writers of all levels working to become both exceptional authors and entrepreneurial self-advocates. Through our uniquely tailored, inclusive programs the SCWC empowers writers with the vital recognition, encouragement and understanding to better succeed in today’s ever-changing transmedia marketplace.

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, Southern California Writers’ Conference WelcomesYou.

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Event details

Date: 15 September 2023.
Time: 8am-7pm
Venue: Sonesta Irvine Hotel
Event Type: Writers' Conference
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(949) 734-0395

Available Mon – Fri

9:00am – 5pm PST

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