Writing conferences are a great place to meet other writers, hone your craft, learn techniques, and meet people in the publishing industry who may help you along the path to success. The conferences listed here are mostly local in the Southern California area, but we’ve added a few others of note for those who like to travel or get out of town once in a while.

For additional writing events in your area, we invite you to also visit the websites of our Southern California Branches, listed on our About Page on this site. Just click on the link for the Branch nearest you.



San Diego Welcomes
Writers Symposium by the Sea
February 19-23, 2018

The annual Writers Symposium by the Sea brings inspiration, conversation, and major creative talents to Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, from Monday, February 19 to Friday, February 23.

Evening interviews, conducted by symposium founder Dr. Dean Nelson, explores the stories behind the authors’ stories. Audience members will “eavesdrop” on these exchanges and interact during a Q&A sessions. Specialized afternoon workshops, led by published writers, provide tips and insight into the writing process (; 619- 849-2200).


Writers of Kern Announce
March 17, 2018
Annual Spring Conference
In Bakersfield

CWC’s Bakersfield Branch has scheduled Saturday, March 17, as the date for its popular Annual Spring Conference.

The program will feature Dave Congalton, screenwriter, “Writing for the Hallmark Movie Channel;” Ernie Zarra, educator, “Make Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse;” Rebecca Langston George, writer, “Revising with Vision and Purpose:  Tips to Push Your Writing to the Next Level;” and Brendan Constantine, poet, “The Haunted Line.” Visit for details.

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