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Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the San Francisco Writers Conference!
Wine & Book Tasting
with special author signings
Friday, February 16th, 2024 from 7:30-9:30 pm
The Hyatt Regency San Francisco on Embarcadero
All ages welcome!
2024 Keynote Speakers
Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, was published in May 2019. Maia’s short comics have been published online by The Nib and The New Yorker, and in many print anthologies including THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, FASTER THAN LIGHT Y’ALL, GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and BE GAY, DO COMICS.
Alka Joshi is the internationally bestselling author of the Jaipur Trilogy: The Henna Artist, The Secret Keeper of Jaipur and The Perfumist of Paris. Her debut novel, The Henna Artist, immediately became a New York Times bestseller and a Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick. It has been translated into 28 languages and is currently in development at Netflix as an episodic series.
Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, Alka Joshi has lived in the U.S. since the age of nine. Joshi graduated with a BA from Stanford University and worked in the fields of advertising and PR before starting her own marketing consultancy. In 2011, she obtained her MFA in Creative Writing from the California College of Arts in San Francisco, California. She lives on the Monterey Peninsula with her husband and Coco, the misbehaving pup.
What our participants have to say
The runner-up in the children’s category of the SFWC Writing Contest last year (Melissa Savage) will be introduced at the 2016 SFWC… I sold her winning entry, LEMONS, in a 2-book, $200,000 deal to a Big Five publisher.
Laurie McLean, Fuse Literary founder
Thank you for including me in your amazing conference. I had multiple
writers approach me and gush about the conference. Each used the word,
“love.” They said they could feel the genuine love and support of everyone.
Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords
The SFWC gave me everything I needed to make it over the finish line! I met my website designer there. I talked to other writers and many helpful experts on publishing. I loved the enthusiasm and supportive community.
Susan Silver, Hot Pants in Hollywood
Let’s Create Something Together!
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