Welcome to MCWC

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.

At our closing dinner this year, we will be proud to bring our participants the wit and wisdom of Michael Krasny—author, literature professor, award-winning anchor of NPR’s Forum, and now MCWC 2017 keynote speaker. We hope you’ll join us for this, our 28th year!

Since 1993 Michael Krasny has been the host of “Forum with Michael Krasny,” a news and public affairs interview program produced at KQED Radio, the NPR affiliate in San Francisco. In that capacity, he has discussed books and writing with some of the leading authors of our time.

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MCWC 2017 attendance is capped at 14 participants per workshop, 12 in the Master Class, and seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration closes as soon as all workshops are full, or a week before the Conference (July 27th), whichever comes sooner.