of the 2019 Writing for Change Program as of 7-1-19

with Bios and Photos

The 2019 San Francisco Writing for Change Conference
Writing to Make a Difference
For Fiction and Nonfiction Writers

Saturday, September 14, 2019      8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
   Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin at Geary


Pick up badge and ongoing sign-up for an editor consult

8:45 am     Welcome   SFWC/SFW4C Director Laurie McLean

Laurie McLean

9:00 am     How You Can Change the World Through Your Writing  

Michael Warr

The O.G. Rev Harry Louis Williams II and Michael Warr

10:15 am   How Women Writers Can Change the World

Gina Mulligan
Melissa Hart
Mary Rakow
Moderator: Joey Garcia

11:40 am         A Prayer for Change    The O.G. Rev Harry Louis Williams II

OG Rev. Harry Williams

11:45 am         Lunch (optional box lunch $15 must be ordered in advance)

12:30 pm        KEYNOTE

Brooke Axtell

 Brooke Axtell, author/activist/actress

1:15 pm       Becoming an Agent for Change

Nina Amir
Peter Beren
Meghan Stevenson            

2:30 pm      How to Build a Fan Base  

Nina Amir

 Jim Azevedo
Brenda Knight

3:45 pm      Ask a Pro  

Jim Azevedo

Nina Amir, Jim Azevedo, Laurie McLean, Brenda Knight, O.G. Rev. Harry Williams,
Melissa Hart, Gina Mulligan, Mary Rakow, Meghan Stevenson, Wendy Tokunaga


As of 7-16-19 For Updates and Registration go to:

San Francisco Writing for Change is produced by the San Francisco Writers Conference, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

SFWC, PO Box 326, Oakley, CA 94561      Office and Registration questions: (925) 420-6223


The Conference Team

Director Laurie McLean
Registration Director Richard Santos     Marketing Director Barbara Santos
Onsite Coordination: Lissa Provost
Hospitality Coordination: Tessa Bertoldi     AV Manager: Aaron Provost
Onsite Bookstore: Neal Soffman & Susan Tunis, BookShop West Portal

Thank you for attending the Writing for Change Conference.

Please join us at the

17th San Francisco Writers Conference:
A Celebration of Craft, Commerce and Community
February 13-16, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on the Embarcadero
Details and registration are at


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