Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Posted 2.4.10

Fort Bragg, CA
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The 26th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference was held from August 6 to August 8 at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, California. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels and workshops with editors and agents, craft lectures, readings, and discussion forums on publishing and marketing. The faculty included poets Albert Flynn DeSilver and Indigo Moor; fiction writers David Corbett, Catherine Ryan Hyde, and Lisa Locascio; and creative nonfiction writer Sheila Bender. Participating writers included poet and nonfiction writer John W. Evans and fiction writers Jesse Goolsby and Ginny Rorby; participating publishing professionals included Frances Caballo, Laurie Fox (Linda Chester Literary Agency), Kate Gale (Red Hen Press), Chelsea Lindman (Greenburger Associates), Emily Lloyd-Jones, and James Maxwell. The registration fee, which included meals, was $550 before June 30 and $595 thereafter. One-on-one consultations were available for an additional $60. Lodging was available at area hotels for a discounted rate. Limited financial aid was available; writers submitted a letter of need and up to five poems or up to 10 pages of prose by May 15. General registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, P.O. Box 2087, Ft. Bragg, CA 95437. (707) 485-4031. Barbara Lee, Registrar.