4 Great California Writers Conferences Happening in 2020

Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce four writers conferences happening in California in 2020. Read on to learn more.

These one-day conferences are a chance to get expert writing instruction, and also (optional) pitch your book to attending agents and editors who are seeking new writers now. Thank you for considering the events, and see our complete list of success stories here, where agents have signed attendees from the conferences.

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1. Writers Conference of Los Angeles

Saturday, May 2, 2020


Attending literary agents and editors: Kianna Shore (Ladderbird Literary), literary agent Melanie Castillo (Root Literary), Samantha Bagood (Samantha B Literary), Rachael Dillon Fried (Sanford J. Greenburger Associates), Susan Finesman (Fine Literary), Paul Levine (Paul Levine Literary), Sherry Robb (The Robb Company)
literary agent Dana Newman (Dana Newman Literary), Rachel Beck (Liza Dawson Associates), Anne Tibbets (D4EO Literary), Nephele Tempest (The Knight Agency), Tara Gilbert (Corvisiero Literary), Steven Hutson (Wordwise Media Services), Jemiscoe Chambers-Black (Corvisiero Literary), Rae Loverde (Donald Maass Literary Agency), and possibly more to come.

2. San Diego Writing Workshop

Saturday, May 9, 2020


Attending literary agents and editors: Carlie Webber (Fuse Literary), Greg Johnson, (Wordserve Literary), Katherine Wessbecher (Bradford Literary Agency), Jemiscoe Chambers-Black (Corvisiero Literary), Courtney Miller-Callihan (Handspun Literary), Jill Marr (Sandra Dijsktra Literary Agency), Rachel Beck (Liza Dawson Associates), Samantha Bagood (Samantha B Literary), Tara Gilbert (Corvisiero Literary), Annie Bomke (Annie Bomke Literary), Elise Capron (Sandra Dijsktra Literary Agency), Ben Miller-Callihan (Handspun Literary), and possibly more to come.

3. Sacramento Writing Workshop

Friday, October 2, 2020


Attending literary agents and editors: Matt Wagner (Fresh Books, Inc.), Karly Caserza (Fuse Literary), Jennifer Chen Tran (Bradford Literary), and more to come.

4. Writing Workshop of San Francisco

Saturday, October 3, 2020


Attending literary agents and editors: Rachel Kent (Books & Such), Laurie McLean (Fuse Literary), Michel Crim (Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management), Michael Carr (Veritas Literary), Em Lysaght (Ladderbird Literary), Emma Sector (Prospect Agency),  Lisa Abellera (Kimberley Cameron Literary), Jennifer March Soloway (Andrea Brown Literary), and a few more to come.