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.



Santa Barbara Writers Conference
Six Days Beachside at Santa Barbara Hyatt
June 17-22, 2018

Writers from around the world have met each year since 1972 for this intensive, week-long experience of panel discussions and networking with fellow storytellers, well-known authors, and publishing professionals. Workshops explore literary fiction, mystery, sci-fi, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel writing, poetry, screenwriting, and marketing. Socializing includes poolside cocktails, an opening night banquet, and an awards banquet. Find details at


The Annual Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference
Location TBA
June 22-24, 2018

Conference registration covers lectures, workshops, panels, and access to the Resource Center. Attendees save the most by registering for all three days, and registering early (for early-bird choice to meet with agents and publishers). For more information:; or phone 310-379-2650.

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