Posts Tagged ‘irvine’


SCWC*LA(ish) 7 award winners

October 4, 2009

Only one week ago today we wrapped another great conference in, of all places, Irvine (our third great time there). I can’t remember the last time we had so many terrific new writers at a single SCWC. Not only talented, but creepily well-behaved to book. Here’s who won awards…

• OUTSTANDING FICTION: Lori Hartman Gervasi
from Rancho Cucamonga, CA for Untitled

from Dallas, TX for The Q Awakening

• OUTSTANDING FICTION: Alwyn Martin Pinnow
from York, PA for Untitled

• OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY: Jeff Michaels & Jill Q. Weiss
from Huntington Beach, CA for A Father’s Love

• TOPIC: Paul Durant
from Long Beach, CA for Shoe: A Memoir

• TOPIC: Walter Golden
from Placentia, CA for Untitled

Pop on over to to read the winning topic award stories.



Novel Cram and more in Irvine…

April 16, 2009

Bestselling author Drusilla Campbell returns to the SCWC in Irvine with her popular Novel Cram immersion track, in which participants beat out an entire book, from scratch, over the weekend. Other staffers already confirmed include authors Matthew J. Pallamary, Gary Phillips, Darlene Quinn, Judy Reeves, Raul Ramos Y Sanchez, Michele Scott, Steven M. Thomas and Maralys Wills; trusted freelance editors Jean Jenkins, Mike Sirota and Laura Taylor are aboard, as are Red Hen Press managing editor Kate Gale, agent Alexandra Machinest (Linda Chester Literary Agency), editor Marla Miller (“Location 3 Magazine”), Behler Publications’ editorial director Lynn Price, agent Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown Literary Agency) and Sally van Haitsma (Castiglia Literary), and many others still to be announced, including our special guest speakers.

While we’re wrangling the schedule over the next several weeks, it’s safe to say even this early out that SCWC*LA7 will be another stellar weekend for writers who are serious about getting published. Register by April 30th and save a whopping $100 off conference admission. You’ve earned it!