As the Valentine’s weekend gets its early start, the doors of the beautiful Mark Hopkins hotel in San Francisco open to hundreds of writers in the West Coast’s signature conference, The San Francisco Writers Conference.
Once again, this event has sold out. But, here’s the good news… it’s not too late to get a flavor of the event and to connect with the literary talent coming this weekend to San Francisco.
For those who didn’t sign up, open enrollment in a wide range of extra sessions happening today and Monday after the conference are still available. Find out more about open enrollment today here.
Now into its second decade, this conference created by long-time literary agents Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada, is a launching pad for up-and-coming writers. With more than 100 writers, agents, publishers and editors giving nearly as many workshops through five packed days of sessions and events, the San Francisco Writers Conference is a world-class event.
If you haven’t been to these types of events, you need to plan for it the coming year. Make it a late New Year’s resolution to avail yourself of the expertise brought together in these forums. The San Francisco Writers Conference delves into the rich literary expertise of the Bay Area and brings it all together in one place.
Who better but the founders of the event to tell you why its a good time now to mark your calendar for next year or take in an open enrollment class right now, today. Consider:
Top Ten Reasons for Writers to Attend the 2015 San Francisco Writers Conference
- Launch your writing career–or take it to a more professional level–with direction from bestselling authors and publishing experts.
- Choose from a schedule of workshops, panels and sessions that fit your specific writing needs and goals.
- Get your questions answered at the Ask-a-Pro session featuring New York and California editors…included in your registration fee.
- Go to Speed Dating for Agents – Pitch your book ideas one-on-one in a room full of literary agents ($60 option for registered attendees only)
- Receive free feedback on your work from freelance book editors.
- Kick back in Cafe Ferlinghetti with writers from all over the country…and foreign countries, too.
- Talk with exhibitors and find out what’s new for writers.
- Browse our onsite bookstore (produced by BookShop West Portal) and you can get the books you purchase autographed by the presenters.
- Jump into pitch contests, “Open Mic” readings, and socialize at our Gala Welcome party. This is just a sampling of SFWC’s over-the-top networking opportunities during the event.
- Stay awhile longer with our optional in-depth Pre Conference classes on Thursday, February 12th and Post Conference classes on Monday, February 16th to increase the value of the conference even more.