Central Coast Writers' Conference

Anne Perry

30th Annual

Central Coast

Writers' Conference

September 19-20, 2014

with Keynote Presenter

Anne Perry (note)

One of the London Times 20th Century "100 Masters of Crime"

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Central Coast Writers' Conference

A Friday Evening Celebration of 30 years dedicated to encouraging writers to write, publishers to publish and readers to read. Join us at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center from 6:00 to 9:00pm, also a benefit for the San Luis Obispo Library Foundation, presenting…

ANNE PERRY: Put Your Heart on the Page (note)

In Discussion with Victoria Zackheim

Anne Perry's commitment to writing has resulted in nearly eighty novels with over twenty-six million copies of her books in print. In 1998, The Times honored Anne as one of the 20th Century’s 100 Masters of Crime. Her career was launched in 1979 with the publication of The Cater Street Hangman, the first of the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt mysteries series that now numbers nearly thirty. Her William Monk Series boasts nineteen novels.

Anne travels worldwide to teach and meet her readers. Somewhere along her author journey she met and teamed with author and editor Victoria Zackheim. Together, Anne and Victoria will ponder how to Put Your Heart on the Page, silencing that inner voice that censors what we do or think. Their goal is to empower readers and writers with the courage and confidence to not only do battle with those demons...but actually slay them, thereby enriching their daily lives and careers. Go behind the scenes as Victoria explores Anne’s writing process, cajoles her to reveal anecdotes from her book tours, and encourages her to share writing advice that will benefit all writers from beginners to professionals.  

Anne Perry and Victoria Zackheim: In Discussion. 2013 San Francisco Writers' Conference. Credit: Melanie Rijkers, photographer

Anne Perry and Victoria Zackheim:

In Discussion

2013 San Francisco Writers Conference

Credit: Melanie Rijkers, photographer

Followed by


When women's voices come together, a powerful song is born. ​A dynamic group of widely published authors read from their fiction and nonfiction, whether published or unpublished, all work resonating with their powerful voices. Launched on the west coast, this program has been received with great enthusiasm around the United States, and will have its debut in the UK in 2015.​ Following the readings, the authors will discuss their individual writing processes and respond to questions from the audience. Book signing by Anne, Barbara, Mara and Victoria to follow in the Cuesta College CPAC Lobby

Barbara Abercrombie Barbara Abercrombie has published novels, nonfiction, and children’s picture books, including the award winning Charlie Anderson. Her most recent books are Kicking in the Wall and A Year of Writing Dangerously, named by Poets & Writers Magazine as one of its “best books for writers.” An honored UCLA Writer’s Program instructor, Barbara blogs weekly at www.barbaraabercrombie.com.
Anne Perry Anne Perry is one of the 20th Century’s 100 Masters of Crime. In 1979, her Pitt Series launched with The Cater Street Hangman and the 29th installment, Death on Blackheath, was just published in 2014, making it the longest sustained crime series by a living writer. Perry’s Monk Series has eighteen novels to date with Blind Justice published in April, 2013. Also the author of fantasy, teen, short story, and a Christmas and World War II series, Anne’s instructional DVD, Put Your Heart On The Page, is now available at www.anneperry.co.uk.
Mara Purl Mara Purl is author of the best-selling Milford-Haven novels, which popularized the California Central Coast when her original radio drama became a hit on BBC radio with 4.5 million listeners. A strong voice for women's fiction, she co-founded “Women’s Voices” with author Victoria Zackheim. An accomplished audio book performer, Mara played “Darla Cook” on NBC’s “Days Of Our Lives.” www.marapurl.com
Victoria Zackheim Victoria Zackheim, the creator of Women’s Voices, is the author of The Bone Weaver and editor of six anthologies, including Faith: Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists Confront the Big Questions. Victoria's plays, The Other Woman and Entangled, are in development. Her screenplay, MAIDSTONE, is in development with Identity Films. She wrote the documentary Where Birds Never Sang: The Story of Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camps. She teaches creative nonfiction in UCLA’s Writers’ Program. www.victoriazackheim.com.

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