With furious hope we turn from our most recent San Diego event—where an unprecedented number of conferees were recognized and awarded for their outstanding work—to the SCWC’s annual Fall conference, which takes place again in Irvine, September 18-20, 2020. Friends familiar and new will be there. Pay no heed to your inner critic. Break the cycle of rejection from agents, from editors, and, most importantly, from readers and get your work the attention it deserves. Join us.
Discounted Pre-registration Now Open
Discounted Early “Bard” Pre-registration is now open. Do so by May 1, 2020 and save $125 on Full Conference participation. We introduced several new workshops at San Diego 34 and will do so again in Irvine. With the SCWC community, it’s about the needs of the writers in the room, not the people behind a podium; getting writers to the level of commercially viable craft; helping writers find that one passionate advocate so often crucial to publication success. It’s pretty much what distinguishes us from most others out there, in it for a wrong reason and crowing claims they can’t back up. Fudging numbers and failing writers who’ve placed their faith in them. Compare schedules. Do the math. Ask how this investment in your career actually benefits you and your work, then decide which conference will get you where you need to be. The choice should be easy.
Regular site updates begin next month. Meanwhile, here’s what you need to know now:
SCWC*LA18 (IRVINE) LOCATION: The conference will be held at the Sonesta Irvine Hotel (formerly Wyndham Irvine), located at 17941 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614. Dates are September 18-20, 2020. Lodging discounts are available to SCWC conferees. Phone (949) 863-1999 to book your reservation, or click here to do so online. Deadline for discounted hotel registration is August 27, 2020.
SCWC*LA18 (IRVINE) SCHEDULE: Rest assured that plenty of craft- and business-centric sessions, read & critique workshops, one-on-one consultations and more will fill up the weekend. Though we won’t begin plugging things in until later, you can get an idea of the overall shape of the conference on the schedule page.
SCWC*LA18 (IRVINE) STAFF: In addition to our select roster of returning workshop leaders, agents, editors and other publishing professionals, several more will be with us for the first time. Be sure to subscribe to our periodic .COMmunity updates to find out who, along with all timely SCWC news.
Until next time, write as if your life depends on it. For a reader, if you do so well enough, it just might.
– Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS