General registration opens March 1, 2018.

The Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference is a vibrant gathering that offers morning workshops in a wide range of genres, relevant to differing experience levels—from a dedicated emerging writers’ workshop to a juried-in master class. Afternoons are packed with craft seminars, pitch panels, one-on-one consultations, and open mics; and every evening offers an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie and connection that make this conference, in the words of a 2016 participant, “life changing.” An add-on or stand-alone publishing bootcamp is offered the day after the conference for all those interested in learning more about the business-end of writing.

We offer a range of scholarships to make our conference accessible to writers from diverse backgrounds and to reward writing of outstanding merit. Each scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit to a recipient who meets the eligibility criteria of that scholarship.

For our most competitive participants, a Master Class: The Art of Fiction, will be taught by National Book Award nominee, Elizabeth McKenzie. The workshop is restricted to twelve participants who are juried-in. 

Scholarship and Master Class applications are now closed. General registration opens on March 1, 2018.

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