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La Jolla Writer’s ConferenceOctober 23-25, 2020Hyatt 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 nearly two decades, 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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2019 Faculty & Conference Schedule

20/08/2019   |   No Comments »

The 19th annual La Jolla Writers Conference is excited to announce this year’s faculty. Headlined by keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author, Heather Graham, the conference will once again be offering more than 70 intimate classes for attendees about the art, craft, and business of writing and publishing.

In addition the regular stable of writing and industry experts, two publishers and more than half a dozen agents will be teaching classes, providing personalized feedback, and looking for that next great project. These agents and publishers will also be available to attendees at the 7-Minute Pitch Sessions and many faculty members are also available for Private Read & Critiques.

Welcoming writing of all levels of experience, the LJWC kicks off October 25, 2019. As always, registration is limited to the first 200 attendees to ensure small class sizes and a nurturing environment. Feel free to check out this year’s amazing faculty and schedule. We hope you can join us for our 19th year.

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Write. Publish. Prosper.

21/09/2018   |   No Comments »

Ready to take your writing to the next level?  Want to receive personalized feedback from NY Times bestselling authors and pitch your project to literary agents and publishers. Want to learn to use your book to build your brand or business?  Check out the 20th annual La Jolla Writers Conference.  Over 70 intimate classes for writers of all levels and genres. This 3-day weekend conference boasts a 5 to 1 student to faculty ratio and a huge variety of classes covering the craft of writing, publishing, business development, and promotion.  October 23-25, 2020.  Enrollment limited to 200.  Register today at www.lajollawritersconference.com.  Use promo code LJWCFB to save $50.

2018 LJWC Faculty and Schedule Announced

30/08/2018   |   No Comments »

The 18th annual La Jolla Writers Conference is excited to announce this year’s faculty, keynote speakers, and class schedule.

From October 26-28, 2018, LJWC will be offering more than 70 classes on the art, craft, and business of writing. Whether you are a first-time author looking to improve your craft, have a working manuscript that you want to publish, or a business person looking to write/publish a book to build your brand, the La Jolla Writers Conference welcomes writers of every genre and all levels or experience. With a 5 to 1 student to faculty ratio and intimate class sizes, the non-commercial atmosphere at the LJWC is designed to provide you with personalized feedback and direct access to our world-class faculty.

From New Your Times bestselling authors to literary agents, editors, publishers, publicists, pitch experts, and more, the 2018 LJWC faculty will provide you with the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best in the business.

Want to learn how to write cliff hangers, develop a pitch, build a platform, write a book to promote your business, find an agent, and so much more?  Check out more than 70 classes at this year’s LJWC.

As usual, to ensure small class sizes and personalized attention, enrollment it limited to the first 200 attendees, so register today!

Blakey Scholarship Honors the Memory of LJWC Family Member

12/10/2017   |   No Comments »

Madge Blakey receiving the 2016 LJWC Person of Letters Award

On September 25, 2017, the La Jolla Writers Conference family lost one of its original attendees and longtime member of the writing community, Madge Blakey.  For nearly two decades, Madge graced us with her smile, warmth, dedication and support.  It will be the goal of this conference to ensure Madge’s spirit of support stays ever-present in the writing community.

Just last year, Madge started the Blakey La Jolla Writers Conference Scholarship. In Madge’s memory, it will be our goal to fund this scholarship each year for a minimum of three aspiring writers.  Recipients of the scholarship will receive complimentary access to all conference classes, keynotes, events and meals.

Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current student, teacher, active or retired military 18 years or older.
  • Complete the application information below.

Submission of application information is not a guarantee that you will be granted a scholarship.

The 2017 Blakey Scholarships have been awarded.  Please check back on January of 2018 to apply for next year’s conference.

Please consider contributing to the Blakey Scholarship Fund.  100% of all donations go to funding scholarship recipients.




2020 LJWC Class Schedule Announced

02/10/2017   |   No Comments »

The 2020 La Jolla Writers Conference is being held this year from October 23-25, at the La Jolla Hyatt at Aventine.

It will feature more than 70 classes from New York Times bestselling author, agents, writing experts, and many more.  As usual, this will be a non-commercial conference where attendees will enjoy intimate class sizes, personalized feedback, and the opportunity to learn about the art, craft and business of writing and publishing from industry experts.

The 2019 LJWC conference schedule has been posted.  Check out the great classes at this year’s conference.

Enrollment is is limited to the first 200 attendees and is filling up fast.  Register today!

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