Central Coast Writers' Conference


Friday Workshops

12 Steps to Becoming an Amazon Bestselling Author

Discover a fresh set of tools and techniques designed to increase exposure and boost book sales. These are proven strategies authors are currently using to skyrocket their work to #1 best-selling status on Amazon. Learn how to get more Amazon reviews, utilize online press release services, and enlist book promotion sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to leverage success. No extra fee is required.

TIME: 12:30 - 4:30pm

LOCATION: Building 5400 - Auditorium

INSTRUCTOR: Brian Schwartz

Literary Craft Talks – Authors & Poets Share Tips and Talents

TIME: 12:30 - 4:30pm

LOCATION: Building 5400 - Cafeteria

  • 12:30 - 1:30 – Flash Fiction 101: Where Every Word Has Value by Anna Unkovich
  • 1:30 - 2:30 – Poetry & Prose: Getting Down the Road Not Yet Taken by Greg Pincus & April Wayland
  • 2:30 - 3:30 – Poetry Time with Joan Gelfand – Reading and Listening to Your Readings
  • 3:30 – 4:30 – A Writers' Panel: Jumpstart & Sustain Your Writing Life by SLO Nightwriters, Sisters in Crime & California Writers Club

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Chevron Teachers Writing Program (Mandatory Session to acquire .5 CEU)

Forgive Me – Writing Poems of Forgiveness...and More

Being human, we make mistakes. How do we forgive someone...or forgive ourselves? Poetry is one way to allow students to explore our emotionally charged world. Once teachers create their own poem, they'll have poetry lesson plans to share.

TIME: 7:00 - 9:00pm

INSTRUCTOR: April Halprin Wayland

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