The University of Pacific is offering an exciting opportunity for creative writers in and around San Joaquin County–their Second Annual Writing Conference! Friday, June 20, thru Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Interactive workshops & presentations will cover most aspects and genres of writing, from brainstorming to submitting work for publication, writing creative nonfiction articles for publication to writing children’s books, murder mysteries, science fiction, and westerns. This conference is a collaboration of the Benerd School of Education, the Center for Professional & Continuing Education and Pacific’s Department of English.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God and other international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, Rollins‘ knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality has been hailed by critics and embraced by millions of readers around the world.

New York Times best-selling author John Lescroart, author of twenty+ novels, including most recently BETRAYAL, which is the fourteenth book in the San Francisco based Dismas Hardy/Abe Glitsky series, a stand-alone Wyatt Hunt novel entitled THE HUNT CLUB and a couple of Sherlock Holmes pastiches: SON OF HOLMES and its sequel, RASPUTIN’S REVENGE. His books have been translated into seventeen languages in more than seventy-five countries, and his short stories have been included in many anthologies. The Ophelia Cut was released in 2013.

Robin Burcell, an FBI-trained forensic artist, has worked in law enforcement for over two decades as a police officer, detective and hostage negotiator. She is the author of the Anthony Award winning SFPD Homicide Inspector Kate Gillespie novels: Every Move She Makes, Fatal Truth, Deadly Legacy and Cold Case. Her upcoming novel about a forensic artist for the FBI, Face of a Killer.

Patti McCarthy, PhD, MFA, Creative Executive at Rastar Productions for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment, worked on Harriet the Spy, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (Michelle Pfeiffer, directed by David Kelly), Random Hearts (Harrison Ford, directed by Sydney Pollack, written by Kurt Ludtke & Darryl Poniscon), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ( Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchette, written by Eric Roth, directed by David Fincher). At Sony, she was asked to develop projects, including, American History X, for New Line Cinema. She received her PhD in Critical Studies in Film and an MFA in Film Production from USC. At Pacific, McCarthy teaches Screenwriting, Introduction to Film Production, and Advanced Film Production.



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