Joe Ide returns to the SCWC for San Diego 36 with his sixth novel, a departure from his critically–lauded, award-winning series tracking the life of private investigator Isaiah Quintabe, which includes IQ (New York Times Critics’ Best of the Year and winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards), Righteous, Wrecked, Hi Five, and Smoke. Out February from Mulholland Books and set in Los Angeles, The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel is a present-day re-imagining of Raymond Chandler’s iconic detective. Joe will also be conducting a new workshop, “Writing the Killer Crime Novel” and we’re looking forward to it.
Discounted Pre-registration Now Open
Discounted Early “Bard” Pre-registration is now open. Do so by October 1 and save $150 on Full Conference attendance. Regular updates will begin in October. In the meanwhile, here’s what you need to know now…
SCWC*SD36 LOCATION: It’s likely we’ll be moving from our hotel home of 14 years. We’ve got our eye on venues near by, but it’s all in flux at the moment because of, you know, things.
SCWC*SD36 SCHEDULE: As usual, lots of craft- and business-centric sessions, read & critique workshops, one-on-one consultations and more will fill out our weekend. A needed new track will also debut. You can get an idea of the overall shape of the conference on the schedule page, which we’ll begin updating in a few months.
SCWC*SD36 STAFF: As always, authors, editors, agents, and other publishing professionals will be joining us. Check ’em out on the staff page beginning November, if not before.
Dates for our 36th annual San Diego event are Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 18-20, 2022. Discounted pre-registration is now open. You can also join us in Irvine this September. You’ve earned it. Be there!
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS