Month Long Writers Conference in Ojai, California

20 May 2012
Literary Vibe in Ojai: Summer Writers Workshops Offered the Entire Month of June. Ojai Aims to Attract Writers from Across the Nation and Around the World
(Ventura, CA – May 14, 2012) During June – the month of the Summer Solstice when the sun is highest in the sky and the sunset casts the most vibrant hues of pink across the Topa Topa mountain range – writers from around the world are invited to return to Ojai (or visit for the first time) for professional writing workshops offered by some of the best writing teachers on the planet.

“For writers worldwide, we want the month of June to become synonymous with writing in Ojai,” says Sequoia Hamilton, founder of Ojai Writers Conference and Ojai Summer Writers Workshops. “Last year, writers traveled as far away as Europe, Asia, South America, and Canada proving what many locals and visitors already know-that Ojai has international appeal and is a writer’s dream destination.”

“June in Ojai will be 30 days of cultural decadence,” adds Hamilton, “We’ll offer professional writing workshops and an eclectic mix of literary events such as Open Mic Poetry Jams, Well Red – a robust ‘Writers & Wine’ pairing, and a ‘Book Tea’ benefiting the Ojai Library featuring renowned authors and lecturers. Writers can also enjoy The Ojai Music Festival, The Ojai Wine Festival, The Lavender Festival and other vibrant community events. There’s no other place on earth I’d rather be in June than in my own hometown of Ojai.”

The writing workshops and literary events run Friday, June 1 thru Saturday, June 30 and range in price from $99 to $499 depending on topic and length. For those who live in the area or who plan to spend an entire month in Shangri-La, an all-access monthly pass is available for $1,499. For reservations or more educational information,
Visit or call (805) 669-7373.


Educational Programs for the Ojai Writers Conference and Workshops
June 2 – Memoir Workshop
June 3 – Screenwriting Workshop
June 9 – Memoir Workshop
June 10 – Humor Workshop
June 16 – Mythology: The Hero’s Journey
June 18 – 22 – Week long Workshops – Poetry Workshop; The Art of Memoir; The 10-day Book Project; Author Promote Thyself; Make Your Best Better: Perfect the First Paragraph, First Sentence, First Chapter; Playwriting Jumpstart; and, Spa-tacular Writing.
June 25-29 – Week long Workshops – Novel Lab for First Time Novelists; Poetry Bootcamp; The Short Story: Your Ticket to Publication; Author Promote Thyself; From Page to Stage; The 10-day Book Project, and, Spa-tacular Writing.
June 30 – Half-day workshops – Why Comics?; Book Marketing 101; I’ve Written a Great Screenplay- Now What?; Memoir

All classes take place in Ojai. Locations depend upon class.

Visit for full schedule, curriculum and instructors, or call (805) 669-7373.

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