The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference:
Writing to Make a Difference
For Fiction and Nonfiction Writers
Saturday, September 14, 2019      9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
   Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin at Geary

8:45 am         Welcome

Laurie McLean

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

O.G. Rev Harry Louis Williams II

Michael Warr

10:15 am      How Women Writers Can Change the World

Melissa Hart

Gina Mulligan

Mary Rakow

11:25 pm      A Prayer for Change

O.G. Rev Harry Louis Williams II

11:30 am      Lunch (optional box lunch $15)

12:15 pm      KEYNOTE followed by Book Signing

Brooke Axtell

1:15 pm         Becoming an Agent for Change

Nina Amir

Peter Beren

2:30 pm         How to Build a Fan Base of Change

Jim Azevedo

Brenda Knight

3:45 pm         Ask a Pro

Nina Amir, Jim Azevedo, Laurie McLean, Brenda Knight, O.G. Rev, Michele Crim, Peter Beren, Melissa Hart, Gina Mulligan, Mary Rakow

5:00 pm         End of conference

5:30 pm         No-Host Chinese dinner at local restaurant (optional)


Also, throughout the day, independent editors, author coaches, literary agents and other publishing professionals will be scheduled to offer free 8-minute consultations with attendees.


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.

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