Gold Rush Writers Conference

17th Annual

Gold Rush Writers Conference

September 27-29, 2024

Plan on attending!  

Visit the Gold Rush Writers website!  We will have the full details posted on the website by March 1. Registration forms will be available March 1, 2024.

Note: The original conference dates were May 3-5, but the hotel is undergoing some wonderful renovations, and that will take more time than originally anticipated. So, to be on the safe side, we moved the dates to September.

You can reserve your place and sign up for your favorite workshop authors and sessions. Right now, what you see on the website are October 2022 activities. We will update the website in March 2024.

Headliners coming:

Mary Mackey, novelist and poet 

Ace Antonio Hall (Nzondi), fiction and novels –

Sands Hall, memoir and fiction –

Antoinette May, historical novels and nonfiction  

Agents representing their agencies: Sandra Dijkstra agency – and more signing on – TBA.

Workshops will include podcasting and Youtube for authors, aspects of the craft of fiction, marketing and branding, memoir, fiction-writing, children’s books, writing a series, small press news, formatting your manuscript and poetry collections, finding an agent that is right for you, the writing life, literary connections, networking, honing your first five pages, finding your voice, and more. 

Reserve your Spot –

For more information:

Gold Rush Writers Conference Website  –  Contact Monika, Antoinette, or Kathy at or  Catch us on Facebook: @Manzanita Writers Press.

Manzanita Writers Press is the facilitator and a 501(c)3 supporting fiscal sponsor of the Gold Rush Writers Conference. 

Let us know if you would like to be on the program and be one of our major sponsors or instructors.  Please contact us!