Central Coast Writers Conference
Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference 2021 Update
After leading the conference for 6 years, Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference (CCWC) Director Teri Bayus is stepping down from her role as Conference Director. As we transition into a new era of CCWC, we will not be offering a conference this fall, but plan to return in 2022.
We want to thank Teri Bayus for her years of commitment and service to the community and wish her well as she shifts her focus to her own writing. Teri worked tirelessly to make each year’s conference truly unique and special. Under Teri’s direction, CCWC was named “Best Conference In the West” by Writers Magazine while featuring presenters both near and far. Somehow, despite participating via Zoom in the comfort of our own homes, the conference still had the energy and excitement of the previous years. Though many factors played into this, one that clearly stands out is Teri Bayus, who has been the heart and soul of CCWC over the past 6 years.
While this year will be a transition year for the conference, we are delighted to be able to offer the Teen Writing Program. The virtual Teen Writing Program will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 and will feature a keynote by Jonathan Maberry and Teen Writers Workshop: Writing Horror, Weird, & Dark Fantasy Short Fiction with N.R. Lambert.