May 26-27, 2018

THERE IS NO SINGLE RIGHT WAY to write a great book, only an infinite number of wrong ways. Today the same holds true for publishing a great book. Whether pursuing traditional print or electing to self-publish—or even writing a great screenplay—success will ultimately hinge on settling only for exceptional: exceptional craft, exceptional execution, and exceptional presentation of the finished product. And while art is is, at the end of the day most first regard your effort merely as product. It’s what they’re expected to spend money on to enjoy.

An extension of the Southern California Writers’ Conference, which has facilitated over $4 million worth of first-time authors’ book and screen deals, the Sunriver Writers’ Summit is committed to helping storytellers break the cycle of rejection and attain a level of exceptional necessary for their work to succeed in today’s marketplace.

Unlike our larger SCWC events, the Summit is a 2-day intensive consisting of three exclusive tracks, strictly limited in attendance. Held near Bend, Oregon, in the resort community of Sunriver, here is where emerging writers will find the guidance they need from accomplished professionals who’ve already bested the blank page, repeatedly and successfully. Seasoned authors eager to transition into unfamiliar territory, or in need of a fresh perspective, will also discover vital insight that resonates and reinvigorates.

“Good enough” is anything but, when writing for market. If you’re a writer preparing a manuscript for conference critique, agent/editor submission, or independent author-publication, then you must strive for exceptional. You’ll find it at the Sunriver Writers’ Summit.

Your words are worth it. Join us.

Latest News . . .

Spring, 2018 Tracks Confirmed

Our Spring Summit will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-27, 2018. Memoir & personal narrative, substantive story building, and scripting the commercial screenplay are the emphasis this session. As always, craft is where it’s at. There will be three tracks:

1. Into the Deep: Mining Substance and Shaping Narrative with author and internationally renowned writing provocateur Judy Reeves >>DETAILS

2. Screenwriting from Scratch: Why, What, How with award-winning screenwriter, director, documentarian Michael Steven Gregory >>DETAILS

3. Your Legacy in Print: Writing and Publishing Your Life Story with author/acquisitions editor/freelance editor Jennifer Silva Redmond >>DETAILS


Feel free to contact SCWC/SWS Executive Director Michael Steven Gregory or Assistant Director Chrissie Barnett directly via