The fabulous San Francisco Writers Conference, after years at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental Hotel, has moved to the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero on the waterfront, near the fabled Ferry Building.
Nowhere could you find a more spacious and elegant accommodation for networking and learning the newest trends in the craft and business of writing. Often called the “friendliest” as well as the premier West Coast writers conference, SFWC is now only a BART ride away from SFO or from almost anywhere in the Bay Area.
Presidents Day Weekend–February 14-18, 2019
Be among the first writers to experience SFWC’s Hyatt Regency venue this year, where you will discover hidden nooks in the soaring atrium (the world’s largest hotel lobby), and an entire floor of meeting rooms surrounded by glass-enclosed hallways and foyers. You will be steps away from a myriad of restaurants, food courts, and the outdoor marketplace at Embarcadero Center, an iconic and accessible destination. Where better for a writer to find community? Register here.
Top Ten Irresistible Reasons for Writers to Attend the San Francisco Writers Conference
Find sessions that fit your specific writing needs and goals. At SFWC you can choose from a full schedule of workshops and panels.
Meet industry leaders and learn how to play the publishing game. The information at SFWC covers the latest trends and technology to help you get more writing done…and successfully sell what you write.
At Speed Dating for Agents pitch your book ideas one-on-one in a room full of literary agents ($75 option for registered attendees only). Literary agents at SFWC are on the lookout for new clients with great books they can represent.
Learn about a wide range of publishing options from leaders in self-publishing AND traditional publishing.
Receive FREE editorial feedback on your work from freelance book editors. Click HERE for the FAQ sheet!
Build your personal writing community. At SFWC meet like-minded writers from all over the United States…and other countries, too.
Seek innovative writer-related services. Meet with the exhibitors at the conference to find out what’s new for writers.
Browse the onsite bookstore and get the books you purchase autographed by the presenters.
Enjoy SFWC’s over-the-top networking opportunities. SFWC attendees can jump into pitch practices, share their work at “Open Mic” readings, and socialize at our Gala Party and Poetry and Jazz events. This is just a sampling of what goes on during the event.
You want to go to a conference that offers it all. You’ve just described the San Francisco Writers Conference–top quality information and excellent speakers, yet extremely friendly to writers at all levels.
The MAIN CONFERENCE registration fee includes four days of live sessions, keynotes and events from Thursday through Sunday. Plus a consult with an editor and publicist, unlimited networking with over 100 presenters (and fellow writers!), a Networking Gala, the Poetry and Jazz party, morning continental breakfasts, the popular Practice Your Pitch event, an attendee bag filled with writer goodies, and more!
Wait, there’s more!
New for 2019! A One-Day Poetry Track at the San Francisco Writers Conference
The Poetry Summit at the 2019 SFWC
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Starts at 9 am and ends with Poetry & Jazz evening event.
Included with main conference registration or stand-alone for $195.
And…SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS FOUNDATION MASTER CLASSES!
Pre-Conference: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Post-Conference: Monday, February 18, 2019
Women’s National Book Association—San Francisco Chapter has been a proud sponsor of SFWC since its beginning 2004 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, and then followed the conference to the Mark Hopkins. Throughout SFWC’s 16 years, WNBA has been an exhibitor; WNBA members have been volunteers, presenters, pros, freelance editors, and coordinators. Meet us this year at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero!
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