Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Posted 2.4.10

Fort Bragg, CA
Event Date: 
August 4, 2016
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
May 15, 2016

The 27th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference will be held from August 4 to August 7 at the Mendocino Coast Campus of Mendocino College in Fort Bragg, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations, and publishing pitch panels with editors and agents. An optional post-conference daylong Publishing Boot Camp will be held on August 7. The faculty includes poet Jessica Piazza; fiction writers Laura Atkins, James W. Hall, Lori Ostlund, and Les Standiford; and creative nonfiction writers Jordan Rosenfeld, and Reyna Grande. Participating publishing professionals include agents Lisa Abellera (Kimberly Cameron & Associates) and Andy Ross (Andy Ross Agency); editors Grant Faulkner and Brooke Warner; and publisher Shirin Yim Bridges (Goosebottom Books). The registration fee, which includes meals, is $575 before June 30 and $625 thereafter. One-on-one consultations are available for an additional $60. Participation in the post-conference Publishing Boot Camp is $150. Lodging is available at area hotels for a discounted rate. Limited financial aid is available; submit a letter of need and up to five poems or up to 10 pages of prose by May 15. General registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

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