Registration Now Open for 2022 Mendocino Coast Writers Conference – Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference (MCWC). After two years of being held online, the conference will once again be held in person on the Mendocino Coast.

“We have a phenomenal list of acclaimed teachers for this year’s conference,” said MCWC Executive Director Lisa Locascio Nighthawk. The faculty includes Pablo Cartaya (middle level/young adult), Claudia Castro Luna (poetry), Jean Chen Ho (short fiction), Lydia Kiesling (novel), Ayize Jama-Everett (speculative fiction), and Anastacia-Reneé (emerging writers) . Naomi Hirahara will teach the conference’s first ever Mystery Workshop and Faith Adiele will lead a Memory Masterclass. Special guests include keynote speaker and UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus Karen Tei Yamashita, winner of the National Book Foundation’s 2021 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and literary agent Jonah Straus. Check out the full schedule by visiting

Registration for MCWC 2022 is now open for submissions and will close June 30, 2022. Writers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to register by visiting Registration is open to all and does not require an application or writing sample. Tuition is $675 for the three-day conference, which includes morning writing workshops (limited to twelve students), afternoon seminars on the art of writing and the lives of writers, open mics, pitch panels, blind review panels, one-on-one opportunities. – consultation with literary agents and authors, and evening readings by teachers. The registration fee also covers breakfast and lunch for each day of the conference, as well as a celebratory dinner on the final evening.

All MCWC 2022 attendees and faculty must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Masks must be worn indoors at all times. Meals before and after the morning workshops will take place outside.

“We are closely monitoring the constantly evolving public health situation. Additional safety protocols may be implemented in accordance with state and county guidelines,” adds Locascio Nighthawk.

To register for the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, please visit Questions can be directed to Operations Manager Alexander Matthews at