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Andrea Chmelik
· October 2, 2016
This was my fifth time at the Central Coast Writers' Conference and it is absolutely my favorite time of the year. It beats Thanksgiving and Christmas - and I'm... not saying it lightly, since, obviously, I probably offended half of my family with that statement. The 2016 CCWC was fantastic. Speakers, volunteers, attendees, venue, location - all of it made me feel like I was a part of a big, loving, crazy fun family. You learn SO much, you make connections you wouldn't dream about, and you feel so inspired afterwards that you just have to create, no matter what. It is a very affordable conference that delivers. If you are thinking about attending, think no more and just sign up, you will not regret it. Big thanks to the organizers and everyone who made this conference such a great experience! See More
Tish Harris
· October 2, 2016
I've been to 3 writing conferences and this one was by far, the best. The highlight for me was meeting and casually chatting with published authors. The parti...cipants were also so fun-loving and interested in each other. It made for some lively conversations that informed and inspired. My favorite breakouts were the ones with overheads, handouts and a steady stream of information. Eldonna Edwards on "Truth be Told" comes to mind and Linda Perret on "Starting and Finishing Your Non-Fiction Book". Wish I could have attended many more. Next time for the fun of it, will check out the screen writing blocks. Not just writers but anyone who reads would enjoy this conference. Thanks! See More
Marissa Thompson
· October 2, 2016
Amazing! Great speakers and information! Everyone was super nice and so very helpful. I finally feel like I will be able to finish my novel with all of the help I recieved. This is really a must for any writer.
Eldonna Edwards
· September 22, 2015
Awesome variety of writing topics from poetry to screenwriting to memoir to young adult and more! Deliciously catered lunch, friendly staff and amazing instruct...ors. Loved the Saturday night soiree. The panelists did a fabulous job of organically engaging in a conversation that felt both intimate and audience-inclusive. Book fair dovetailed nicely with the conference and I enjoyed participating in the non-fiction panel brilliantly moderated by Janice. A+ to new director Teri Bayus for taking risks and freshening up content and staff. :) See More
Victoria Kazarian
· October 4, 2016
Great info that I couldn't get anywhere else, lots of informal time to chat with agents and authors. Super fun improv class with Aaron Metchik where we did an improv convo for two characters in my book! I'm definitely coming back next year.
Al Toth
· October 1, 2016
Provided a wealth of information and knowledge. Enjoyed the casual conversations and the meeting of so many people sharing the same goals. My main focus was on marketing my new novel and I did not leave disappointed. Looking forward to next year!!
Johnny Contreras
· October 4, 2016
This was the first of many things. First writing time attending ccwc and first writing conference period. There was so many great talks and classes. I will hopefully be back next year.
Paul Alan Fahey
· September 22, 2015
I truly loved being a part of this year's conference. It was great fun meeting with my writer friends and making new ones along the way. The panel was exception...al and the food, yes, terrific. I wanted to thank All of you who worked so hard to make this conference great. You succeeded big time. See More
Brenda Knight
· September 22, 2015
I came back from this spectacular weekend fired up about the writers i met AND my own writing. This hardly ever happens after conferences.

I HIGHLY recommend this as an event where writers can learn, network and get inspired!
Jordan Rosenfeld
· September 22, 2015
My 4th year at this amazing conference might have been my favorite. Top notch staff, high quality workshops that participants were crowing about all weekend long, wonderfully integrating new technologies. I loved every moment. Highly recommend.
Destry Ramey
· August 24, 2016
This is a great conference with amazing writers with significant knowledge. This conference will introduce new ideas & inspire writers on every level. Hope to attend, dependent on my current medical challenges.
Deborah Love
· September 22, 2015
I was most involved in the Book and Author Fair on Sunday and was overwhelmed with the talent that was there. I am anxious to read the many interesting books I ...purchased at the fair. I was not able to attend the panels, but my husband said they were excellent and that Jan K could easily be a professional moderator! See More
Jenna E Johnson
· September 22, 2015
Had a wonderful time at the conference this year! Reconnected with lots of old friends and made some new ones. Kudos to Teri Bayus and all the volunteers for all their hard work. Looking forward to next year's conference!
Laurie King
· September 29, 2015
That was such fun! The participants were enthusiastic, the presentations inspiring, and the keynote got me looking at writing in a new way. A big Thank You to T...eri Bayus, Janice Konstantinidis, and the rest of the CCWC gang who made this excellent conference happen. Mark your calendar for next year: September 23-25, 2016. See More
Gina Kopcrak
· October 4, 2016
It's a great place to meet authors, agents, and fellow writers.
Janice Exter Konstantinidis
· September 22, 2015
So many talented presenters. The keynote panel was to die for. Wonderful food. A remarkable experience. Can't wait for next year!
Jeff Carlson
September 3, 2012
Good con, good people. Plus I've bring my brain in a vat full of dark, dark, dark, dark coffee, which means my mouth will be dispensing wisdom at 145wpm... ;)
Jonathan Maberry
· September 22, 2015
The Central Coast Writers Conference was a blast. This is how conferences should be done, and Teri Bayus & her team deserve huge congrats for running a fun, informative, and successful event.
Rob Edwards
· September 28, 2015
Great panels, classes and keynotes. I recommend this one highly.
Katya Cengel
· September 23, 2015
Had a great time once again! I always enjoy teaching at the conference.
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