Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Conference Info


Four-Day Schedule — June 1-5

Four days of writers’ workshops; Friday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings with ample time for lunch, craft lectures, writing and exploring. Evening events include a Welcome Reception, Staff Readings, Keynote Speech, Campfire Open Mic, shared meals and community building. We also encourage attendees to write and discover Surprise Valley on your own. Our staff is available to offer suggestions on local sights, drives and adventures.

All workshops and lectures are held in downtown Cedarville.


Fees: $525 for the Poetry, Fiction and Non-fiction workshops. Opening reception and two dinners included. Breakfast and lunch on your own.

Limited Enrollment

The Surprise Valley Writers Conference is limited to a maximum of 50 participants.


Typical accommodations in Surprise Valley and neighboring Alturas range from motel rooms to ranch-style lodging to a hot springs spa. Rates vary from around $60 to $145 per night.

ADVISORY! Room accommodations in Surprise Valley are somewhat limited. We urge you to make your reservations as early as possible.


For more details call (530) 279-2099, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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