Writers to Gather in Steinbeck Country

Salinas, California -- Steinbeck Country -- is the site for the 5th East of Eden Writers Conference, September 24 to 26, 2010.
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June 19, 2010 - PRLog -- For the fifth time since 2002, a group of San Francisco Bay Area writers will present the East  of Eden Writers Conference in Salinas, California  -- Steinbeck Country -- with a goal to  provide writers of all levels the best conference at the best price.

What's the Steinbeck Connection? Well, John Steinbeck is a California writer, one particularly revered by the California Writers Club, an non-profit organization founded in 1909 by several other revered California writers, including Jack London. There is a tradition among the now 18 CWC branches to associate themselves with a legendary California writer.  The South Bay Writers branch snagged Steinbeck early on, honoring him in public readings as  well as through member-authored books about his life and work.

Why Salinas? Aside from being Steinbeck's hometown, the setting for his novel, "East of  Eden," and centrally located in the state, Salinas provides a less expensive venue than Silicon Valley, fulfilling the "best price" goal of this writers conference.

The 2010 East of Eden Writers Conference, held September 24 through 26, will have more workshops, events, speakers, presenters, and night owl panels than ever before, all in one  location at the Salinas Community Center, all for one low price, including meals.

The keynote speaker for the 2010 conference is Luis Valdez, playwright (Corridos, Zoot Suit, La Bamba) and founder of El Teatro Campesino Playhouse, the most important and longest  running Chicano theater in the United States. Valdez was an inspiring speaker at the first East  of Eden in 2002 and South Bay Writers is delighted to have him return for 2010.

Other speakers and faculty include California writers Selden Edwards, David Corbett, Antonette May, Thomas B. Sawyer, Penny Warner, and poets Sally Ashton, Indigo Moor, and Nils Peterson.

For details, visit the website at http://www.southbaywriters.com/EastofEden2010.

Contact info:
Conference Director - Dave LaRoche, eastofeden@southbaywriters.com
Publicity - Rosanne Davis, webmaster@southbaywriters.com

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South Bay Writers is the San Jose area branch of the California Writers Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging writers of all levels.
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