Lillian Dean Inspiration Award
The Lillian Dean Inspiration Award is given by the Central Coast Writers Conference to a Central Coast author or mentor who has demonstrated achievement, dedication, and facilitiated early writers to grow and flourish. The recipient is a mentor and peer to all who tap the keys and strive to create with the written word. The award is named for Lillian Dean, the Cuesta College instructor who created the Central Coast Writers Conference 34 years ago and encouraged writers to improve their skills and ultimately publish. Past recipients include Wendelin Van Draanen, Tom Wilmer, David Congalton, Paul Alan Fahey, Catherine Ryan Hyde and other distinguished writers and supporters.
The Award Ceremony will be part of the Keynote at the Central Coast Writer’s Conference on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center.
The Lillian Dean Inspiration Award Recipient for 2018 is...
The Cuesta College Central Coast Writers Conference congratulates
Carroll Leslie of Volumes of Pleasure Book Shoppe.
Carroll has been supporting the Central Coast Writer’s Conference for over 10 years. She and her staff handle the Conference Book Store during the conference and after by offering our staff’s books in their store. Carroll is a huge supporter of first time local novelists and new writers by selling their books at her store.
Carroll has owned Volumes of Pleasure Book Shoppe in Los Osos since 1992 and is a social justice warrior. Her store is the only independent bookstore in the county that stocks only new books as well as many gift items. Her dedication to the art of writing and supporting writers is unparalleled. We are honored to offer her this award.