Start Your New Year Off WRITE!

SDSU Writer’s Conference on Hiatus by Abriana Marshall

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog, Community Events, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on SDSU Writer’s Conference on Hiatus by Abriana Marshall

San Diego State University has always known how important the new year is—the setting of resolutions, the feeling of all things are possible, the decision to finally start that book you’ve been planning to write since forever ago. That is why for the past 33 years, SDSU has held a writing conference every January. Writers, Editors, and Agents come to network, learn and teach. Throughout the three days of the conference, writers attend breakout sessions of their own choosing. In the past, these breakout sessions included classes on how to get your book started, plot and characters, how to make an audiobook, self-publishing, writer’s block, and much more. This conference also provides networking opportunities and the chance to meet editors and agents. Erin Quinn, the Conference Director, is a New-York Times bestseller herself!

Unfortunately, the SDSU Writer’s Conference will not be meeting in 2018. Instead they have elected to take a break this next year and resume again in 2019. Though the Conference will not be going on next year, there are still other conferences available in San Diego in 2018. The Southern California Writer’s Conference, for example, will be going on February 16th-18th in 2018. One of the cool things about this conference is that its editors and agents have to accept a quota of attendee’s writing.

Another option is to look at all the classes SD Writers, Ink will be hosting. While SD Writers, Ink has classes year round, January is its peak month. Weekly workshops, one-night events, and multipart lessons on a variety of different genres and subjects will be available every day of the week. Each class has two prices—one for members and one for nonmembers, so membership saves you money.

So if January finds you wanting to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, come join us at one of these conferences or events. We’d love to have you.  Also, we will announce our own “Spring into Writing” conference in the new year–coming to you in March or April, so plan for something like our annual Fall for Writing conference in the Spring!