A surprise email announcement from the 18-year-old San Francisco Writers Conference arrived earlier this fall: After being held in mid-February at the Mark Hopkins Hotel for years, “…given the current global insanity, we’ve reluctantly decided for everyone’s safety to take a ‘gap year’ in 2021. We’re already making plans to celebrate the gathering of our community, in-person, in a big way at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on the Embarcadero on Presidents’ Day weekend in 2022.”
Then, more announcements: “Here is a free gift to get you inspired. On September 13, we completed the first online version of the Writing for Change conference. It was an unqualified success! Before the 2-day craft conference that featured some of the best writing teachers the Bay Area has to offer, we had a series of free evening Inspiration Conversations. View them here crowdcast.io/e/writing-for-change to be inspired to write about the changes needed in this world, from the personal to the planetary.”
“Now on to good news for the future. The San Francisco Writers Conference is a celebration of craft, commerce, and community. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve made classes available to help you cultivate your writing craft. Click this link to see the classes we have available now through December. We may do more of these online classes before we meet again in person.”
And finally, nuts-and-bolts information about registration: “If you’ve pre-paid your registration fee (including free speed dating) for the 2021 San Francisco Writers Conference, and would like us to apply it to our 2022 SFWC, you don’t need to do anything. We thank you for your faith in us and we look forward to seeing you February 17-20, 2022. If you’d like a refund, let us know by emailing [email protected].
The San Francisco Writers Conference will continue to host informative blog posts or podcasts on its website each Friday with bestselling authors, publishing professionals and others who have advice to help you on your journey to improve your writing. See sfwriters.org/blog/. And connect with the SFWC community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.