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.

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