Friday, 18 June 2021

Registration open for 2021 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference and spring generative seminars

NORTH COAST, Calif. — The Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, or MCWC, has posted the program for MCWC 2021, its 32nd Conference, which like last year’s event will be held online via Zoom from Aug. 5 to 7.

This year’s conference faculty will include keynote speaker Wendy C. Ortiz, workshop leaders Lillian Li, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Saretta Morgan, Chris Dennis, Alex Sanchez, Suzanne Rivecca, Krys Malcolm Belc and Sam Krowchenko, and literary agents Elise Capron and Tricia Skinner, along with other special guests, writers, and publishing experts.

View the complete schedule by visiting http://mcwc.org .

Registration for MCWC 2021 is now open for submissions. Writers of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to register by visiting http://mcwc.org/. The deadline to register is June 30. Registration is open to all and requires no application or writing sample.

Tuition is $475 for the three-day conference, which includes morning writing workshops limited to 10 students, afternoon seminars on the craft of writing and the writers’ life, open mics, pitch panels, and blind critique panels, opportunities for one-on-one consultations with literary agents and authors, and evening readings by faculty.

“MCWC is pleased to offer a world-class literary event at its thirty-second Conference, featuring a faculty of today’s best and brightest writers,” Executive Director Lisa Locascio said. “Seasoned writers and those new to the craft alike are encouraged to join us at our annual gathering, where they can meet fellow writers and gain valuable feedback on their writing.”

The conference encourages local writers to register for MCWC 2021, and to join upcoming seminars offered on Zoom: “Speculative Poetry Workshop” with poet Rachelle Cruz on May 22, “Caretaking and Creative Practice: Writing Into Real Life” with memoirist Sarah McColl on June 5, and “In Praise of Terrible Ideas: Revision Strategies for Prose” with novelist Rachel Yoder on June 19.

All seminars are held on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. Tuition is $20 per seminar or $50 for all three. Recordings of previously offered seminars can also be purchased at the MCWC website.

“We hope local writers will join us for these exciting seminars, which offer us new ways to connect with our community, and that the experience of the seminars will inspire them to join us at our Conference this August,” said Locascio.

To register for the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference registration, visit www.mcwc.org. Questions can be directed to Executive Director Lisa Locascio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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