Write to Make a Difference

This Event Proves YOUR Ideas Can Change The World!


Because of the Covid-19 quarantine, we are pivoting to make Writing for Change 2020 ONLINE, with a week of evening Inspirational Conversations about areas of change in our world, plus a two-day writing craft conference over the weekend for people who want to change the world through their writing. Save the dates: September 7-13, 2020. More details to come.

The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference focuses on writing, publishing and motivation. Speakers are publishing professionals who specialize in the kind of writing that makes a difference. SFW4C will cover all genres because history shows any book can bring about change.  

What follows are some details from last year’s 2019 San Francisco Writing for Change Conference, which took place on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

2019 Keynote by:
Brooke Axtell – Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse and sex-trafficking. Through her mentorship programs, retreats and workshops, Brooke helps survivors become leaders. She is passionate about inspiring young women to reclaim their worth and express their power to create a more compassionate world.

Blessing and inspiration: The O.G. Rev (Reverend Harry Louis Williams, II)

OG Rev. Harry Williams

Must-have information for publishing your work from a full faculty of presenters including:
Nina Amir
, the nine-time Amazon bestselling author of 17 titles, including How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual.
Jim Azevedo, Smashwords Marketing Director
Michael Warr, Poetry Editor, Of Poetry and Protest
Peter Beren,
founder of the Peter Beren Literary Agency specializes in nonfiction books that matter.
Melissa Hart
,  The Writer magazine contributing editor and author of Better with Books.
Brenda Knight, Acquiring Editor at Mango Press
Laurie McLean
, founder of the Fuse Literary Agency she specializes in fiction and all around great advice to writers. She is also executive director of the San Francisco Writers Conference and Change conference.

The Writing for Change Conference is devoted to bringing together agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals in order to enable writers to learn from the experts about writing, publishing, marketing, and technology. You’ll come away motivated, more connected, and ready to get your work published successfully. The conference will leave you feeling inspired and enlightened.

This event is presented by the San Francisco Writers Conference and San Francisco Writers Foundation.  We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help writers get their work published and to support all forms of  writing and written communication.

For sponsorship and marketing opportunities, contact us at bizdev@SFWriters.org