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Chevron has generously provided ten full scholarships to local writing teachers so they can attend the Central Coast Writers Conference at Cuesta College and teach the skill of writing to their students.

Inn at Morro Bay

Inn at Morro Bay

Inn at Morro Bay allows you to breathe deeply and relax. Savor the rejuvenating ambiance of California's Central Coast. You've just found paradise. Surrounded by 4,000 acres of rugged woodlands and overlooking Morro Bay and the Pacific Ocean, our newly renovated hotel is a serene destination for your next coastal getaway. Explore wineries, walk along the sand, tour historic sites, or simply exhale and be. Delight in a stunning waterfront location, and discover one of the most appealing hotels in Morro Bay. 

Morro Bay

Morro Bay

Morro Bay is the closest place to stay & play during the Central Coast Writers Conference!

A true gem, this seaside fishing village is only eight short miles from the conference. The bustling waterfront offers a picture perfect getaway for travelers who seek food, wine, and outdoor adventures found in a gorgeous natural setting. Located along coastal Highway 1 midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Morro Bay offers year round activities in an unspoiled slice of California.

Recently recognized as her home in Finding Dory, Morro Bay was named as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, and outdoor activities are a way of life. From ocean-side golf, kayaking, sailing, hiking, fishing, surfing, biking, and bird watching, to kite flying, shopping, dining, wine bars, local craft brews, and miles of unspoiled beaches, there is something for everyone. 

Sitting majestically between the beach and the harbor lays the iconic and historic landmark Morro Rock, welcoming travelers from miles away as they approach Morro Bay. Located just minutes from world-renowned Hearst Castle, historic missions, breathtaking Montana de Oro State Park, and surrounded by vineyards from Paso Robles to Edna Valley, Morro Bay is a destination designed to fit any style and budget for families, couples, or groups. Morro Bay also offers a myriad of year-round events including food, wine and music festivals, art fairs, and car shows unique to the town.

Check out the special lodging deals for CCWC 

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New Times

NewTimes  is San Luis Obispo County’s news and entertainment weekly. Celebrating 30 years of publishing the largest circulated paper in the region, covering local news, politics, opinion, food, wine, arts, and entertainment each week. New Times is locally owned and operated in San Luis Obispo and is home to 55 Fiction, Best Of San Luis Obispo County Readers Poll, Winning Images Photography Contest, The New Times Music Awards, and the Shredder.

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Phillips 66


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Rosa's Ristorante

Rosa's Italian Restaurant, a Central Coast dining destination for over 25 years, retains its reputation with award-winning recipes. A family owned and operated establishment, Rosa's boasts fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Classical Italian dishes and highly acclaimed specialties such as cioppino have been written about in San Francisco and Los Angeles newspapers. Executive chef, Douglas MacMillan, is always introducing new and exciting dishes - simple, fresh, and sometimes complex.


Santa Maria Sun

The Sun has been publishing for over 11 years and is the largest circulated paper in the region, covering local news and entertainment each week.

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SLO NightWriters


The mission of San Luis Obispo NightWriters is to advance quality writing, promote publication, and expand author recognition in a forum that nurtures a spirit of community for all its members.

SLO NightWriters is the premier writing organization on the Central Coast and widely recognized for writer success and fulfillment and for providing SLO County with a palpable and encouraging spirit of community for writers.