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South Coast Writers Conference

Welcome to the South Coast Writers Conference!

The 2015 conference will take place February 13 & 14. Please check back in the fall for more information.

Registration Form will be posted in the fall.

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, 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

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. Catered meal provided by Friends of the Fair: Roast Chicken, Fresh Salad, Homemade Rolls, Coffee, and ice cream, $12.00/person, purchased in advance. Lunch will be served at the Showcase Building at the Event Center on the Beach.

Rogue River Echoes: A Collection from the South Coast Writers Conference 2013 is NOW AVAILABLE! 

Please email to request a copy. $6.00 per copy. Copies of Rogue River Echoes 2002-2012 are also available for purchase for $5.00 per copy.

Check back for the 2015 brochure.

Thank you to the individuals, businesses and organizations that helped make last year's conference a success!



Bob Simon Award - Enter for a chance to attend Saturday sessions at the South Coast Writers Conference. Go to the Bob Simon Award webpage for more information.

2014 Bob Simon Award writing prompt: “In a few days this would all be a memory.”

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