Celebrating the Art, Craft & Business of Writing!
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La Jolla Writer’s ConferenceOctober 27-29, 2017Hyatt Regency La Jolla

Whether you are an aspiring author who has yet to put pen to paper, someone intent on writing a book to augment your business, a writer on the cusp of submitting to agents, or someone who wants to know more about the different and ever-evolving methods of publication, the La Jolla Writer’s Conference is the place for you.

For over a decade, community, intimate classes, personalized attention, ambiance, and a dedicated and outstanding faculty have annually converged to provide an intensive experience where writing becomes habit, habit breeds success, and writers become authors.

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6 Agents Join the 2017 LJWC Faculty

10/08/2017   |   No Comments »

La Jolla Writer's Conference 2012The 2017 La Jolla Writers Conference (October 27-29 at the La Jolla Hyatt at Aventine) is excited to announce that 6 Literary agents from across the country will be joining this year’s awesome faculty.



Here’s a brief look:

Angela Rinaldi – The Rinaldi Literary Agency

Steven Hutson – WordWise Media Services

Ken Sherman – Ken Sherman & Associates

Faye Atchison – Margret McBride Literary Agency

Annie Bomke – Annie Bomke Literary Agency

Jennifer Kim – Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

The LJWC prides itself on the accessibility of its faculty.  As such, all of the agents will be teaching intimate classes, participating in 7-Minute Pitch sessions, and facilitating Group Read & Critiques.  All of these opportunities are available as part of your registration, providing attendees with the opportunity to receive personal attention and feedback.

The LJWC welcomes writers of all genres and levels of experience to learn about the art, craft, and business of writing from industry experts in a uniquely personalized and intimate setting.  Over the 3-day conference you will enjoy:

  • Over 60 creative & business classes.
  • Direct access to a diverse faculty of agents, editors, bestselling authors, & industry experts covering nearly every genre.
  • Publishing, PR, marketing & branding experts.
  • Student-faculty ratio of 5 to 1.
  • Intimate class sizes for personalized attention.

Enrollment is limited to the first 200 attendees, so register soon!

2016 LJWC Wrap-Up

22/11/2016   |   No Comments »

The 2016 La Jolla Writers Conference welcomed attendees from 12 states and 3 countries, with an amazing variety of writing projects covering nearly every genre.

The conference also welcomed some wonderful new faculty members into our family.

NY Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry, kicked off Friday evening with an inspiring keynote about not letting anyone (including ourselves) tell us what we can’t do.  He also taught some wonderful classes throughout the 3-day conference about how to write dynamic openings, how to build your personal brand, and the art of pitching your book.  When he was not teaching, Jonathan could be found sitting around the tables, in conversation with attendees.

Jonathan Maberry teaching a class at the 2016 LJWC.

Jonathan Maberry teaching a class at the 2016 LJWC.


International bestselling author Deeanne Gist made her debut as a teacher at the 2015 LJWC and returned in 2016 to deliver an incredible keynote about pursuing fulfillment, not success, as an author. Read the rest of this entry »

Andrew Peterson Receives 2015 LJWC ‘Person of Letters’ Award

02/12/2015   |   No Comments »

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

Directing the annual La Jolla Writers Conference can be a little exhausting.  There are 70+ classes to schedule, 25+ faculty members and staff to coordinate, 30+ private read and critique sessions to plan, banquets to organize, transportation to arrange, and so on.  But the truth is, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

With all of the turmoil and time that comes with planning a major conference, there are some great perks too. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Become Distributor & Market Ready For Your Book.

21/10/2015   |   No Comments »

Learn how to become distributor/market ready with your book. And for more great business and creative publishing classes, come to the La Jolla Writers Conference, November 6 in San Diego.



World-Class Faculty Announced for the 2015 LJWC

21/10/2015   |   No Comments »

With over 1,000 writers conferences throughout the country each year, the La Jolla Writers Conference (November 6-8, Sa Diego, CA) is truly one of a kind.

Now in its 15th year, the LJWC boasts an amazing faculty of New York Times bestselling authors, agents, and business and creative faculty.

But there is one component that truly makes the faculty unique:  every faculty and staff member, from the keynote speakers to the staff members helping at registration, donate their time for the weekend.  They are giving their time, energy, and expertise back to the writing community.

This creates an incredible environment dedicated to fostering a supportive and intimate environment where writing can truly focus on improving their craft and pursuing publication.

You can view the full faculty line up, but here’s a sneak peak:

Angela Bole:  Director, Publishing University, Independent Book Publishers Association

Annie Bomke:  Literary Agent

Marie Bostwick:  New York Times bestselling author; Women’s Fiction

Dale Brown:  New York Times bestselling author; Techno Thrillers

Mark Clements:  Author and Editor:  Horror; Suspense; General Fiction

Marni Freedman:  Memoir, Writing Coach

Michelle Gable:  International Bestselling Author; Historical Fiction; Women’s Fiction

Deeanne Gist:  International Bestselling Author; Historical Fiction

Brennan Harvey:  Author:  Science Fiction & Fantasy.  Critique Groups.

Brian Jud:  Executive Director of APSS; Author; Specialty Market Sales

Antoinette Kuritz:  Public Relations; Marketing; Branding; Publishing

Jared Kuritz:  Business Modeling; Publishing; PR/Marketing; Branding; Content Editing; Online Marketing; Blogging; Social Networking

Martha Lawrence:  Author & Editor:  Mystery & Suspense; Business & Self-Help

Warren Lewis:  Screenwriting; Pitching

Tinker Lindsay:  Editor, Author:  Detective Novels, Memoirs, Screenwriting, Conceptual Editing

Jill Marr:  Literary Agent

Scott McEwen:  New York Times bestselling author; Action/Adventure; Nonfiction

Dean Nelson:  Non-Fiction (including literary non-fiction, creative non-fiction, journalism, travel)

Andrew Peterson:  Bestselling Author; Thrillers

Lissa Price:  Bestselling Author; Young Adult and Middle Grade, Thriller, Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy

W. Craig Reed:  New York Times Bestselling Author:  Non-Fiction and Fiction: Thrillers

Christopher Reich:  New York Times Bestselling Author:  Thrillers

Jeniffer Thompson:  Website Design, Book Design, SEO

We look forward to celebrating our 15th year with you.  Space is still available so be sure to register today!

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