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Welcome to the South Coast Writers Conference!

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual South Coast Writers Conference, February 17 & 18, 2017

Check back early fall for updated information.

The South Coast Writers Conference is an eclectic gathering of writers of various genres, novice and published authors, returning and first-time attendees. It is our goal that participants and presenters leave the conference inspired and renewed, with new insights and skills, and better connected to fellow writers and resources. Once again we have invited some of the Northwest’s best writers to guide you in an exploration and celebration of the many facets of writing. Participation in workshops is limited to 30 students or fewer, so register early to secure a seat in the workshops you want.

The conference is always scheduled on Presidents' Day weekend in the hopes that you will extend your stay to write and to explore the splendor of America’s Wild Rivers Coast. Visit our miles of spectacular beaches, explore our many hiking trails, or spend time on the mighty Rogue River.

The South Coast Writers Conference is co-sponsored by Southwestern Oregon Community College and the Gold Beach Visitor Center.

For more information on the conference, contact the Gold Beach Center of Southwestern Oregon Community College at 541.247.2741. For more information on the area, contact the Gold Beach Visitor Center at 800.525.2334 or go to their website at www.goldbeach.org.

The cost for the Saturday conference is $60.00 until January 31, after that date the cost is $70.00. A Friday workshop costs $55.00. Attendees have the option of a catered meal provided by Friends of the Fair: roast chicken, fresh salad, homemade rolls, coffee or tea; for $12.00/person, purchased in advance. Lunch will be served at the Showcase Building at the Event Center on the Beach.

Thank you to all the volunteers & businesses that help make the conference a success! 

PHOTO: 2016 Keynote Speaker, Peter Brown Hoffmeister