Make plans to make an impression at the San Francisco Writers Conference


Every Presidents Day weekend, thousands of publishers, editors and authors just like you converge in The City by the Bay to gather the wit, wisdom and writing connection they need to succeed. It all happens at the San Francisco Writers Conference! Outskirts Press would love to see our authors well-represented at this revered industry event.

When: February 16-19, 2017
Where: Mark Hopkins Hotel, 999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108
How: Register directly with the San Francisco Writers Conference.


More than 120 presenters, including bestselling authors, editors, publishers and literary agents from all over the world will be on hand. The San Francisco Writer’s Conference is four fun-packed days of writing learning, networking, socializing and connecting, all geared specifically to writers and professionals in the publishing industry.

An impressive lineup of keynote speakers is scheduled for the event, starting with New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham, whose romance, suspense, vampire fiction and historical fiction novels have captivated readers since 1982; bestselling author and Red Sneaker Writers William Bernhard; and NYT bestselling author and activist John Perkins.

Highlights of the San Francisco Writers Conference include:

  • Huge opening gala
  • 100-plus writer sessions covering creative and business topics
  • “Speed dating” pitch session with literary agents
  • Open-mic readings
  • Exhibits from service providers
  • Entertaining networking events

There are even pre- and post-event classes available to you, whether you make it to the main event or not! To participate, register on the San Francisco Writers Conference website.

Want to explore other networking opportunities? Visit our website at to learn more about book events such as, the Global Book Tour and other marketing services available through Outskirts Press!

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