Central Coast Writers' Conference


PG&E Teen Writers' Program FLYER

SLO County middle and high school writers are invited to train with award winning authors, agents, editors and publishers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and social media. This year's PG&E Teen Writers Program includes custom-designed teen workshops, reserved Teen Table at Friday's buffet, lunch and autograph session with presenters, and all activities offered by CCWC. Teens choose two additional workshops, including the option to meet industry icon, Anne Perry, a top 100 master of crime, who will keynote Friday evening and teach "Plotting to Enhance Your Backstory" on Saturday. Coordinators Victoria Heckman and Julie Dorman welcome their 2014 Class of PG&E Teen Writers. Fee is $80 and includes lunch. Due to the generosity of PG&E, twenty-five scholarships are available. Download the application HERE

The PG&E Teen Writers' Program Presenters & What They Will Teach

Robyn Schneider, the author of the bestselling young adult novel, The Beginning of Everything, is a videoblogger and created the middle grade Knightley Academy series. www.robynschneider.com

Gary Phillips is a prolific writer of crime fiction, graphic novels and is co-editor and a contributor to Black Pulp I and Black Pulp II. www.gdphillips.com

Saturday, 9-10:15 am PG&E Teen Writers' Program

Social Media for Teen Writers by Robyn Schneider

Let's address the do's and don'ts of social media for aspiring writers. You'll learn how to showcase your writing online and tips for making YouTube videos. Find out where writers are hanging out online and how you can join their author's network.

Saturday, 1:30-2:15 pm PG&E Teen Writers' Program

The Basics of the Mystery Novel by Gary Phillips

From the Hardy Boys to Jack Reacher, Miss Marple to V.I. Warshawski, mystery and crime novels have elements in common such as plotting, pacing and character development. Learn to read and write the genre by understanding and implementing its components.