2017 South Coast Writers Conference Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge the following businesses and individuals for their contributions.


South Coast Writers Conference Planning Committee, who work all year to make it happen!

  • Cedar Valley/North Bank Rural Fire Department
  • Amie Phillips
  • Candace Callen
  • Cathy Gillice
  • Christy Hurt
  • James Boyle
  • Jaimee Belzer
  • Karim Shumaker
  • Melissa Harner-Student Events Programmer

Onsite Conference Book Sales


  • Event Center on the Beach
  • Gold Beach High School (a special thank you to the teachers who share their rooms, the kitchen staff, and custodians)

Community Groups and Businesses


  • Bandon Writers Group (2 scholarships)
  • Dangerous Minds Writers Group & Paul Thompson (Erica Atkisson Memorial Scholarship)
  • Linda Elfman (songwriting scholarships)
  • South Coast Writers Conference (Bob Simon Award)

Door Prize Donations

  • Jerry’s Jet Boats: discounted jet boat trips
  • South Coast Writers Conference: gift certificate for Saturday registration at the 2018 conference
  • South Coast Writers Conference: 2 full sets of Rogue River Echoes anthology
  • C. Lill Ahrens: Scent of Cedars: Promising Writers of the Pacific Northwest
  • Bill Cameron-Property of the State
  • Nina Kiriki Hoffman: Permeable Borders
  • Rita Hosking: “Frankie and the No-Go Road” (CD)
  • Janet Sumner Johnson: The Last Great Adventure of the PB & J Society
  • Vinnie Kinsella: A Little Bit of Advice for Self-Publishers
  • Debra Ledford: Oregon Brew Tour

Packet Materials

Conference Volunteers & Behind the Scenes Support

  • Carolyn Trigueiro-Gold Beach Books
  • Debbie Branson-Gold Beach Visitors Center
  • Francesca Jacquez: Student Ambassador
  • Janet Pretti-SWOCC
  • John Jenkin-SWOCC
  • John Roorbach
  • Kristen Clark
  • Larissa Cherpeski
  • Lea Sevey
  • Linda Elfman-Pistol River Concert Assoc. & Gold Beach Visitors Center
  • Makenzie Lee
  • MarVi Shumaker-Pruitt
  • Mary Lee
  • Nicole Trejo
  • Rebecca Marcus-SWOCC
  • Shannon Nash
  • Stacy Bergstedt-SWOCC