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Writers’ Conference

[Aug 1-4]

Writers' Conference Events Open To The Public: 30th Year!

Faculty read: Thursday, Aug 1, St. Anthony's, 6:30 p.m. Friday, evening at Cotton auditorium 6:30; plus 1:00 pm at Mendocino Middle School each day of the Conference, August 1-3, for Paths to Publishing, reading by Writing Contest winners, and Open Mic.

MCWC 2019 registration closed with record numbers, making this years conference our largest yet! We are thrilled so many people will be joining us for our 30th year. Of course, thirty years of MCWC would not be possible without the support of our returning participants, our generous donors, and our dedicated board. We spoke with a few of our board members this month to learn more about the history of MCWC and celebrate its future. MCWC started in 1989 when Marlis Boardhead, a creative writing teacher at College of the Redwoods, decided to bring a few published authors to speak at the college. By the time MCWC President Ginny Rorby started volunteering in 1996, the event had blossomed into a full weekend conference. 

For a full list of Afternoon Events, please visit

(Look for the events listed as open to the public if you are not attending the conference this year.)

Registration is still open for the Sunday Publishing Bootcamp on August 4. This one-day intensive bootcamp can be added on to your conference experience or taken as a stand-alone event. 

More information is available at

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