The 28th annual Mendocino Coast Writers Conference will be held from August 3 to August 5 at the Mendocino Coast Campus of Mendocino College in Fort Bragg, California. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft talks, readings, manuscript consultations, and publishing pitch panels with editors and agents. An optional post-conference daylong Publishing Boot Camp will be held on August 6. The faculty includes poet Shara McCallum; fiction writers Lewis Buzbee, Jody Gehrman, Lisa Locascio, Kat Meads, and Michael Lukas; and creative nonfiction writer John H. Evans. Participating publishing professionals include agents April Eberhardt, Elizabeth Kracht, and Jessica Sinsheimer; editor Hilary Lawson; and book marketer Ann Edwards. Nonfiction writer Michael Krasny will deliver the keynote. The registration fee, which includes meals, is $575 before June 30 and $625 thereafter. One-on-one consultations are available for an additional $60. Participation in the post-conference Publishing Boot Camp is $150. Lodging is available at area hotels for discounted rates. General registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, P.O. Box 2087, Ft. Bragg, CA 95437. (707) 485-4031. Barbara Lee, Registrar.