Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference (MCWC)

Mendocino, California, United States

Aug 2 - Aug 4, 2018


TUITION / COST:$575 Early Bird (Before May 15); $675 Full Price (May 15-June15)
Multiple scholarships available, encouraging diverse voices. Please visit after January 1, 2018 for more information.

CONTACT: Shirin Bridges
PHONE: 650-556-3782

The vibrant, relevant writers' conference on the beautiful Mendocino Coast.

Situated where summers are temperate and the seascape spectacular, this friendly conference emphasizes craft and community. Visiting faculty--top authors who are also outstanding teachers--will challenge you to find and express your own voice. You will work closely with authors, editors, literary agents, and writers of many levels of experience, interests, ages, and backgrounds.

Participants meet for three mornings with their intensive workshop group. Afternoons and evenings include craft seminars, pitch sessions, open-mics, literary readings, publishing panels, and social events. Optional manuscript consultations are available with the instructor, editor, or agent of your choice, on a limited first-come, first-served basis. All registrants may enter conference contests with cash prizes and possible publication in Noyo River Review.

Registration opens March 1. First come first served admission to morning workshops; juried admission to the Master Class.

Scholarship applications open Jan 1 and close Feb 15.

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Featured Writers Include:

2018 faculty include: Elizabeth McKenzie (National Book Award nominee), Indigo Moor (Sacramento Poet Laureate), Linda Joy Myers (President of the National Association of Memoir Writers), Vanessa Hua (California Book Award finalist) and Nina Sadowsky (screenwriter, novelist, and producer of The House of Sand and Fog and The Wedding Planner). Our keynote address will be given by Elizabeth Rosner, acclaimed author of Survivor Café. Please check for more information.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children's literature


Mendocino Middle School
44301 Little Lake Rd
California, United States

Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference

The vibrant, relevant writers' conference on the beautiful Mendocino Coast.

MCWC, is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)3 literary organization.