SAN LUIS OBISPO – The 2020 Central Coast Writers Conference (CCWC) will be online Sept. 24-26. Usually held at Cuesta College, this year's conference is modified because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are adapting to the many changes 2020 has brought our way, and nothing will stop our conference,” said CCWC Director Teri Bayus. “We have an award-winning staff dedicated to helping writers at all levels achieve their goals. Although our 36th annual event may look a bit different from years past, people from all over the world may join in as our classes, workshops, and keynote presentations will be offered completely online.”

In 2019, CCWC was named the “Best Conference in the West” by The Writer magazine. Attendees at this year’s event, to be held via Zoom, may register for Master Classes on Thursday and select from 100+ workshops on Friday and Saturday.

“As always, our conference is ideal for writers of all ages and experience levels,” said Bayus. “Our presenters are fabulous, experienced, and the best in their industry when it comes to teaching screenwriting, novel writing, beginning writing, poetry, business, and more.”

The 2020 keynote speakers are Christopher Moore, Jordan Rosenfeld, and Monica Piper. Scholarships provided by Chevron are available for local teachers. Young writers can participate in the Teen Program and Finding Your Voice Program, sponsored by the Cuesta College Foundation.

“Class attendees will also have the opportunity to submit stories for possible publication in our 2021 book, Connections,” said Bayus. “There is so much to be excited about this year, and we truly have something to offer to all writers, whether they are experienced or just starting on their writing journey. Our goal is to help every writer that attends our conference take their writing to the next level. So, sign up today and join us for CCWC 2020!”

The $225 registration fee includes a recorded copy of every class for all attendees. Find more information and registration forms at Contact Cuesta College Community Programs at or Teri Bayus at Follow on social media for the latest updates: Instagram and Twitter @CCWritersCon and Facebook @CentralCoastWritersConference.