Anna Unkovich & Paul Fahey Scholarship
The Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference is proud to present our 35th annual conference located at the San Luis Obispo Campus on September 26-28, 2019. We recognize the need for those recovering or battling an illness to write and leave an heirloom. Thus, we are offering two scholarships in the name of Anna Unkovich and Paul Fahey.
Anna Unkovich ran our volunteer program for over 10 years and her legacy lives on so that underserved citizens have a chance to attend the conference and learn valuable writing skills that heal so much. Therefore, we established the Anna Unkovich Scholarship for two attendees that would not be able to attend without the financial help of this fund. These include all facets of the conference except those located off of the Cuesta College campus.
Paul Fahey was our first LGBT instructor and many experienced the benefit of his mentoring through Private Critique Sessions. Paul Alan Fahey was the author of the Lovers and Liars gay wartime romance series - a 2014 finalist for the Rainbow Award. For eight years before retiring from Allan Hancock College, he created and edited the award-winning international literary journal Mindprints for writers and artists with disabilities.
The 35th annual Central Coast Writers Conference is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year writers join our community for two days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to our staff. The 2019 conference features over 40 presenters offering Master Classes, screenwriting, workshops, panels, critiques, keynotes, and craft lectures. We will have literary agents, editors, and publishers teaching and at your disposal.
Eligibility: Anyone suffering from or recovering from an illness. Stories will be judged on need and the writer’s authentic voice. Applications should be emailed to Teri Bayus. Final deadline is 9/20/2019.