by Scott Beale
Two additional writer’s conferences have been added to the Calendar of Conferences page, both in southern California in February.
Feb. 11-14, 2015 – UCLA Extension Writers Studio, UCLA Campus, Westwood, California. What makes the Conference unique? This conference is all about putting your best ideas on paper – and then getting help making them better. “Attendees choose one of 10 workshops in which they work closely with a professional writer in classes limited to 15 students,” program manager Cindy Lieberman says. Who are the faculty? Memoirist and essayist Samantha Dunn, journalist and memoirist Alison Singh Gee, novelists Daniel M. Jaffee and Mark Sarvas, writing instructor Barbara Abercrombie, short fiction writer Colette Sarto, film and TV writers Jon Bernstiein and Joel Thompson, and former Hollywood agent Nancy Nigrosh. For more information, see writers.uclaextension.edu/programs-services/writers-studio.
Feb. 16-19, 2016 – Writer’s Symposium by the Sea. The 21st Annual Writer’s Symposium at Point Loma Nazarene University will be a witty and informative interview-based experience where the audience gets to eavesdrop on conversations between authors about the art and angst of writing. For more information, select this link.