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South Coast Writers Conference workshops still available

Stefanie Freele

Gold Beach, OR. -Registration continues for the South Coast Writers Conference in Gold Beach. The conference began as one man’s dream of energizing local writers and luring others to Gold Beach. This event has slowly evolved into a weekend-long session that is attended by more than 100 writers. The conference includes two days of workshops, author readings, book signings and a writer critique circle.

Several renowned writers serve as workshop instructors, addressing a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and songwriting, and writers of varying styles. This year’s group of presenters includes Stefanie Freele, Alice DiMicele, Jeff Golden, Charles Goodrich, Amber Keyser, Elizabeth Lyon, Drew Myron, Anne Osterlund, Ray Rhamey, and Dennis Stovall.

Keynote speaker for the conference will be award-winning short fiction writer, Stefanie Freele, author of the short story collection Feeding Strays. She is the Fiction Editor of the Los Angeles Review and recently won the Glimmer Train Fiction Open.

Workshops begin Friday, February, 17, with participants choosing one of three seminar selections. Four 90-minute workshops are offered on Saturday, February, 18, with five options for each session. Cost for the Saturday workshops is $60 ($70 after January, 31). Cost for a Friday workshop is $55. Friday Night Author Readings is scheduled at 7 p.m. on February, 17, and will be held in the Showcase Building on the Curry County fairgrounds. Author’s Night is free and open to the public.
For more information or to request a brochure contact Southwestern’s Gold Beach Center at (541) 247-2741 or kshumaker@socc.edu. Complete information is available on the conference website at www.socc.edu/scwriters .

Published Feb 1, 2012 (Updated Feb 21, 2012)

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