South Coast Writers Conference

Starts:Friday, February 17, 2017  8:30 AMEnds:Saturday, February 18, 2017  9:00 PM

Friday workshop $55; Saturday conference $60 before 1/31, $70 after 1/31


Southwestern Oregon Community College

1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Event Description:

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual South Coast Writers Conference, February 17 & 18, 2017 in Gold Beach.

The South Coast Writers Conference is an eclectic gathering of writers of various genres, novice and published authors, returning and first-time attendees. It is our goal that participants and presenters leave the conference inspired and renewed, with new insights and skills, and better connected to fellow writers and resources. Once again we have invited some of the Northwest’s best writers to guide you in an exploration and celebration of the many facets of writing. Participation in workshops is limited to 30 students or fewer, so register early to secure a seat in the workshops you want.

The conference is always scheduled on Presidents Day weekend in the hopes that you will extend your stay to write and to explore the splendor of America’s Wild Rivers Coast. Visit our miles of spectacular beaches, explore our many hiking trails, or spend time on the mighty Rogue River.

The South Coast Writers Conference is co-sponsored by Southwestern Oregon Community College and the Gold Beach Visitor Center.

For more information on the conference, contact the Gold Beach Center of Southwestern Oregon Community College at 541.247.2741. For more information on the area, contact the Gold Beach Visitor Center at 800.525.2334 or go to their website at

The cost for the Saturday conference is $60.00 until January 31, after that date the cost is $70.00. The cost for a Friday workshop is $55.00.

Attendees can take a short walk to the Docia Sweet Hall and enjoy the Cedar Valley/North Bank RFD Fish Fry at the Event Center on the Beach, 11 am-7 pm. All you can eat: fried cod (regular or Cajun), cole slaw, baked beans, garlic bread, coffee, tea or lemonade and one dessert per person. $14/person if purchased in advance ($15 at the door).

Thank you to all the volunteers & businesses that help make the conference a success!

See the conference brochure online as a PDF. Download the registration form, also as a PDF.

Image: 2017 Keynote Speaker, Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

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