Central Coast Writers' Conference 2013
Each year, SLO NightWriters is proud to be one of the sponsors of The Central Coast Writers' Conference held at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Founded in 1984, this event has since that time become one of the most popular such gatherings in California. The conference was judged "Best Value Writers' Conference in California" by Sunset Magazine.
Sept. 20 – 21
29th Central Coast Writers Conference Returns to Cuesta College
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Award-winning author and UCLA writing teacher Rebecca Rasmussen was the keynote speaker at the 29th Central Coast Writers Conference, Sept. 20 and 21 at Cuesta College. Rasmussen, author of “The Bird Sisters,” looked at what drives creativity during her talk titled “Why We Write.” The two-day conference featured more than 35 interactive workshops led by 12 authors, 2 poets, 9 editors and 4 literary agents, including:
Joel Friedlander, author and book designer, digitally demonstrating great and not-so-great book cover designs.
Dave Congalton, screenwriter and talk-show host, whose first film, “Authors Anonymous,” is due out this fall will be honored a CCWC Success Story of 2013.
Constance Hale, grammarian and author of “Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose.”
Katya Cengel, freelance journalist and author, whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveler.
A new feature this year will allowed writers to sign up for a 15-minute, one-on-one meeting with one of several professional editors who critiqued query letters and first pages of manuscripts.
The conference is supported by grants received from the City of San Luis Obispo, Chevron, PG&E, SLO NightWriters, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant received from The James Irvine Foundation.