by Mailani McKelvy
The Central Coast Writers Conference, hosted by Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, is encouraging teen writers to apply to their program. The fee for teens is $80 to attend, or you can apply for a PG&E Scholarship here that would cover the fee. Applications to the program are due by September 20th.
The conference itself features an exclusive teen session taught by professional screenwriter Ricky Roxburgh, geared toward learning how to screen-write and outline a movie. The teens are also granted the freedom to participate in any of the following workshops of their choice the next day. The event itself takes place on Friday September 28th and Saturday September 29th, all at Cuesta College.
The workshops feature a large staff of seasoned authors such as author Kim Addonizio, who has written a dozen books of various genres and whose work has appeared in the New York Times as well as other types of writers such as Ricky Roxburgh, who is a writer for the Disney Channel. The workshops are designed to have experienced authors of differing backgrounds give writers young and old the tools that they need, whether it be with the actual writing of a novel/script or with marketing their writing.
Participants are free to choose whatever classes they wish to attend. There is a comprehensive list of classes to choose from on their website here : whether it be the class of ‘Turning Your Passion Into Profit’, ‘Write the Page Turner: On Tension’, or simply ‘Finding the Story’, the Central Coast Writers Conference has a class geared toward your passion. There are a diverse range of classes available geared toward screenwriters, beginner writers, novelists, non-fiction writers, writing technique, marketing and business. The Central Coast Writers Conference is a program from writers to writers.
If you need more information, please visit the Cuesta College website.