Tri-Valley Writers Conference 2017

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Keynote Speaker: Anne Perry

Keynote Speaker: Anne Perry

California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch is pleased to announce its second full-day writers conference featuring keynote speaker, New York Times and international bestselling author, Anne Perry. Anne is the author of over eighty-five novels which have sold over 28 million copies.  The Times, associated with Mystery Page Turners, selected her as one of the 20th Century’s “100 Masters of Crime.”  In 2015 she was awarded the Premio de Honor Aragón Negro. Anne won an Edgar award in 2000 with her short story “Heroes.”

Join us along with the following presenters: Jim Azevedo, David Denny, Joel Friedlander, Mark Gelineau, Joe King, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, Linda Lee, Laurie McLean, Larry Townsend, Annie Tucker and Victoria Zackheim to learn about craft, marketing, and self-publishing.

Register now. See the sidebar for complete schedule, list of speakers, and other key information.


Four Points by Sheraton 5115 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton, CA 94588.

A limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms are available for Friday and Saturday nights. To reserve a discounted room, please call the hotel (925-460-8800), and mention California Writers Conference 2017. Rooms are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for discounted room reservations: April 4, 2017. Any problems/questions, please contact Patricia Allen of Four Points by Sheraton at: 925-627-8072.


With the success of Tri-Valley Writers first conference in 2015, TVW will offer two 2017 conference scholarships: one adult and one student (ages 14-22). If you are interested, please submit a 100-150 word piece on why you would benefit from attending TVW’s conference.

Submissions are due by February 1, 2017. Deadline has now passed. Scholarship recipients will be notified before the early-bird registration and writing contest deadline on February 12, 2017.

Writing Contest

Open to all Early-Bird registrants of the TVW 2017 Conference.


  • Top Honor Prize of $150 for Best Prose.
  • Top Honor Prize of $150 for Best Poetry.

One Entry Per Category

Poetry: Writing in verse. May include prose poetry, free verse, song lyrics, spoken word (i.e., rap). Up to 24 lines (title not included). Must be previously unpublished.

Prose: Fiction, nonfiction, memoir, or essay. 1500 word max (title not included). Must be previously unpublished.

Download the info sheet with complete rules and submission guidelines,

Deadline has now passed.

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