And we’re off! Discounted Early “Bard” Pre-registration is now open for our 31st annual winter conference. Do so by September 1, 2016 and save a whopping $125 on Full Conference attendance. While well over six months away, plenty of trusted, familiar friends are already aboard. Regular updates, of course, will begin following our fall event in Irvine, Sept. 23-25, 2016. (Check out all the latest news on it here.) As usual, our focus will be on getting you where you want to be with your work, be it with novels, narrative or practical nonfiction, short stories, essays or other writing aimed at commercial publication.
SCWC*SD31 LOCATION: The conference will again be held at the Crowne Plaza Hanalei resort, located mere moments away from Lindbergh Field International Airport, Sea World, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, historic Old Town, downtown and its famous Gaslamp District, along with beaches galore. Dates are Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 17-20, 2017. Lodging discounts are available to SCWC conferees. Phone 800-972-2802 to book your reservation, or click here to do so online. Deadline for discounted hotel registration is January 18, 2017.
SCWC*SD31 SCHEDULE: Rest assured that plenty of craft- and business-centric sessions, read & critique workshops, one-on-one consultations and more will bloat the weekend. Though we’ll not start plugging things in until later, you can get an idea of the overall shape of the conference on the schedule page.
SCWC*SD31 STAFF: In addition to the many familiar workshop leaders, agents, editors and other publishing professionals returning in 2017, we’ll be rolling several new folks into the fold. Check ’em out on the staff page as they’re announced, beginning in October.
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That’s all for now. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego come February, if not before. In the meanwhile, go forth, write well, aim for excellence and settle only for exceptional.
Your words are worth it!
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC