2019 Writing for Change Program
as of 8-28-19
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
Moderator: Brenda Knight

2:30 pm      How to Build a Fan Base  

Nina Amir

Jim Azevedo
Brenda Knight
Moderator: Melissa Hart

3:45 pm      Ask a Pro  

Jim Azevedo

Nina Amir, Jim Azevedo, Laurie McLean, Brenda Knight, Peter Beren, O.G. Rev Harry Williams, Melissa Hart, Joey Garcia, Gina Mulligan, Tanya Egan Gibson, Mary Rakow, Meghan Stevenson, Wendy Tokunaga, Karly Caserza,

As of 8-26-19. For Updates and Registration go to:

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

SFWF, 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
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