West Coast Writers Conferences (WC²) is committed to providing writers of all genres and levels with information, education and consultation in the craft and business of writing. Each event features educators, industry professionals, agents, publishers and experts in various disciplines.
Curriculum First. Each conference is tailored to benefit the greatest number of writers / attendees, regardless of the topic. An event that takes a “shotgun” approach to programming doesn’t provide the best education for attendee. Rather than lump together a series of panels and workshops based on who is available on a given date, our conferences and workshops are developed with the curriculum first. Then, the most talented professionals are sought to conduct each topic.
The writer tracks are programmed in a logical, progressive order, much like a scholastic curriculum. Rather than use terms like “freshman”, “junior” or “senior,” or “high school”, “college”, or “post-grad” we refer to “aspiring,” “active” and “accomplished” writers to help you seek your own level of interest. You learn in a group of your peers, regardless of age or background, where everyone is relatively at the same level of expertise. The result is a more rewarding educational experience for everyone.
Cost-effective. It has become financially unattainable for many writers to attend conferences with registration fees that range up to $750, and even higher. And that doesn’t include the cost of hotels, meals and other expenses. Do you have any friends who are “rich” writers?
WC2 makes every effort to keep our conferences affordable by staging them at facilities with a lower overhead, and offer amenities more inline with your financial resources. This makes it feasible for more writers to attend, which offsets the lower pricing. Save money. Learn more.
The Pandemic was pretty horrible, but it did teach many of us that remote “Zoom” conferences aren’t all bad. Part of WC Writers will be to provide conferences to people from all over the world, with little carbon impact, and a safe, encouraging enviroment that means you can attend a writers conference in your pajamas.
Friendly Atmosphere. Conferences are often held at community colleges and educational facilities where we have a more friendly focused, learning environment. Los Angeles Valley CollegeWC2 is owned and operated by writers, so we work to create a welcoming atmosphere. Our staff is selected for their expertise and friendly attitude – no one dictates sermons from the mount. It is important that you feel a part of our Ohana — our extended family.
Above all, we’re dedicated to providing you with an educational and inspirational event with the best resources available in an affordable and comfortable environment, without undue distractions.