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An aspiring writer meets with a literary agent at the SDSU Writers' Conference. An aspiring writer meets with a literary agent at the SDSU Writers' Conference.

Register Now for SDSU Writers' Conference

Time is running out to register for the conference taking place Jan. 27 - 29.
By Steve Dolan

There is still time to register for the 28th Annual San Diego State University Writers’ Conference, which will take place Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27 - 29, at the Doubletree Hotel in San Diego’s Mission Valley.

Times are:

  • 4 - 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28
  • 9 a.m. - 3:50 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29

Cost for attending the conference is $435, which includes all sessions, keynote speakers, a no-host mixer and reception, and Saturday’s networking lunch.

Although the deadline for one-on-one consultation appointments has passed, some appointments may be available for purchase at the conference with editors and agents who have available time slots. The fee for each consultation appointment, if available, is $60.

About the conference

Offered through SDSU’s College of Extended Studies, this annual conference is among the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Participants will discover ways to sharpen their writing skills and make connections with editors and agents of fiction, nonfiction and screenwriting while learning how to publish in the traditional manner or on the Internet.

Top editors, agents and industry professionals will be available to teach individual workshops and offer specific advice concerning how to take a project forward. There will be numerous networking opportunities, including a no-host mixer and a networking lunch, to make connections with editors, agents and fellow writers.

For more information, e-mail, call 619-594-2517 or visit

About the College of Extended Studies

SDSU's College of Extended Studies reaches out to the greater San Diego community, the nation and the world with a wide variety of lifelong learning classes, seminars, and certificate programs.

Career advancement courses are offered in many areas of management, leadership and quality improvement while self-enrichment courses range from accounting to web design.

Additionally, the college offers more than 50 certificate programs, online courses and many other learning opportunities. For more information or to register, call 619-265-7378 (SDSU) or log on to