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Admission Info:
Free and Open to the Public


Dates & Times:
April 13, 2019, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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San Diego Writers Festival

Presented by San Diego Public Library

April 13, 2019, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

San Diego Public Library 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92118


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The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is sponsoring a table for Coronado authors at the San Diego Writer's Festival.

The following Coronado authors will be participating:(click on their names to read their author profile)

Tamara Merrill

June MacLeod

Suzette Valle

Jennifer Franks

David Knop


The San Diego Writers Festival is a free, performance-based festival that celebrates writers of all kinds, including authors of poetry, spoken word, music, screenplays, books, plays, graphic novels, comic books and more. Daytime events will include interactive craft and business-based workshops, live performances, educational panels, opportunities to meet authors, book signings, readings, live music, teen workshops, and kid-friendly events. 

This festival was born out of a passion to unite our community through storytelling and to give a voice to those who often feel voiceless. We celebrate inclusivity and accessibility, creating a day that celebrates all races, genders, religions and abilities.

The San Diego Writers Festival: Uniting San Diego—One Story at A Time

To Read more about the program click here.

Programs Include

  • Comedy Writing Secrets with John Vorhaus (yes we are importing him from Los Angeles!)
  • Black Stories Matter - Panel Discussion in the Neil Morgan Auditorium
  • Brooke Warner of SheWrites Press talks Reflection and Takeaway in Memoir 
  • Utopia, Dystopia and Feminism - Panel Discussion
  • How to Hack it In the Publishing World with Kristen Rockaway and Jared Kuritz
  • The LGBTQ Author - What's New, What's Challenging and What's Next
  • Romance Writing with Lisa Kessler
  • Writing about Mental Health Issues with Rebecca Chaama
  • Using Children’s Books to Promote Inclusion of Children with Disabilities with Karen Dobyns
  • Pitch an Agent Sessions - In the Jaffe Room
  • "How to Pitch" Session (to help prepare)

A full lineup of Children's Programming including:

  • Kids Poetry Slam
  • Announcement of KidsWrite! San Diego Contest
  • Donna Agins teaches a Paul-Klee inspired Art Project
  • Kids Face Painting by Remy
  • Children’s Author Marta Arroyo reads Jorge and the Lost Cookie Jar

...and of course, don't forget about our Keynote Speaker
Piper Kerman, author ofOrange is the New Black!


Come hear Piper speak about her best-selling memoir and groundbreaking, Emmy Award-Winning Netflix Series.
Prison Reform.
Prison Education.
The Festival will take place at the Downtown Central Libray @ 330 Park Blvd  SD