San Francisco Writers Conference & Pre/Post Classes

San Francisco, California, United States

Feb 15 - Feb 18, 2018


TUITION / COST:sliding scale from $100 to $795. Free events, too.

CONTACT: Michael Larsen
PHONE: 415-673-0939

Over 80 panels, sessions, and keynote addresses give new and experienced writers current information about the world of publishing, building a writing career, and polishing their craft. Over 100 presenters include bestselling authors, agents, editors, publishers and publishing professionals.

2018 Event will be February 15-18 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. Presenters, including bestselling authors, will give new and experienced writers information about the ever-changing world of publishing and how to build a successful writing career. Speed Dating with Agents allows attendees to pitch to two dozen agents. Limited to just 350 attendees to provide extraordinary one-on-one opportunities with the presenters. Additional Pre/Post event intensive classes with many of the presenters will also be available (separate fee) on Thursday and Monday. There will be many free evening sessions during the event that are open to the general public.


Featured Writers Include:

Co-directors Michael Larsen and Laurie McLean. Marketing Director Barbara Santos. 2018 Keynotes: California's Poet Laureate Dana Gioria and more to be announced. Carla King (Self-Publishing Boot Camp).


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


1029 Jones Street
San Francisco
California, United States

San Francisco Writers Conference

The San Francisco Writers Conference holds world-class events to help writers build their writing careers and become successfully published authors. The main conference in February over Presidents' Day Weekend, is held at the Mark Hopkins Hotel and features over 80 sessions with more than 100 presenters--bestselling authors, literary agents, editors from major traditional publishing houses, and leaders in self-publishing. In September, the San Francisco Writing for Change Conference targets writers who want to change the world for the better with their writing. SFWC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.