Gold Rush Writers Conference 2024

The 17th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference is September 27-29, 2024, at the Historic Hotel Leger in Mokelumne Hill. Three days of workshops, programs, speakers, agents, and activities, including agents and hands-on tech learning for authors.

Visit for more information. Registration for the conference is opening in April. Featured authors will be Mary Mackey, Sands Hall, and Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), with agents sharing in the fun. Participants will be able to sign up for workshops, with early birds and returning alumni having preference. Since workshops fill up quickly, participants are advised to sign up as soon as they can.

Contact for information. In the meantime, check out last year’s activities.


16th Annual Gold Rush Writers Conference  

October 7, 8, 9 – 2022

We had a great conference! Fun times. Sign up for the 2024 event.

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Conference-goers attend Friday picnic supper Friday, October 7, then spend an evening spent with Tommy Orange

Saturday Workshops all day and then an evening dinner with Ace Antonio Hall, author speaker.

Featured author is Tommy Orange, novelist, author of Pulitzer-nominated book, There There.

Sunday morning workshops – then a brunch and Sands Hall speaking on memoir and writing, followed by an alumni panel of Gold Rush Writers Conference success stories, marketing, publishing experiences – Lisa Michelle, Stephen Archer, Linda Toren, Monika Rose, and more.  – registration through October 5,  2022.  Contact Monika  and catch us on Facebook: @Manzanita Writers Press.

Hotel Leger – Photo by Kathy Boyd Fellure