Log in

Welcome to 

SLO NightWriters

The premier writing organization on California's Central coast

Log In/out

Log in

Central Coast Book & Author Festival 2011!

  • Sunday, September 18, 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo, CA
Central Coast Book & Author Festival 2011!

On Sunday, September 18, 2011, authors from far and wide will gather to present their works in the Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. This 12th annual event is hosted by the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries, an organization that serves the public library system in our county. The annual festival, a fund-raising event for the Foundation, helps to promote literacy, reading, and participation in library activities.

In addition to the tables where authors will display, sell and autograph their books, the 12th Annual Central Coast Book and Author Festival features a number of authors, agents and publishers who will be participating in public presentations, readings, and panel discussions.

Sunday's festivities begin with an optional Pancake BookFeast, 9:00 - 11:00 am in Mission Plaza, ($3.00/Children under 12 FREE).

A second optional event, the Zombie Parade, begins on Sunday at 11 am.
Meet at the corner of Palm and Broad Streets, across from Mission College Prep to join the Zombie Parade. Come in Zombie costume -- Zombie Etiquette Required! Sign-up at your local San Luis Obispo County Library branch. Parade lasts 45 minutes, and is open to all Zombies!

For a complete listing of this year's Book & Author Festival events, please visit the CCBAF website HERE.

For a complete list of speakers, presenters and panels, click HERE.

SLO NightWriters will be well-represented at the festival. Some of our members who will participate include:

Jeannie Bruenning, author of Glow, and owner of A Silver Thread Publishing (,

Susan Tuttle, author of Tangled Webs (,

Anne Schroeder, author of Ordinary Aphrodite (,

Sue McGinty, author of Murder At Cuyamaca Beach, and President of the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters In Crime (www.centralcoastsisters),

Bill Scott, author of Light On A Distant Hill (,

Liu Yu, author, along with Dawn Cerf, of Awakening The Sleeping Tiger (,

and others! SLO NightWriters will have its own booth in the plaza!

Remember, as well, that the 27th annual Central Coast Writers' Conference will take place this same weekend, on Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th, at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

We hope to see you at both events!

Anthony V. Toscano
Membership Director
SLO NightWriters

For questions: email

Mailing Address:
1126 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402

Meeting Address:
11245 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software