10th Annual

November 5 & 6, 2022

The 805 Writers Conference




Delivering the information you need to succeed in publishing

Three Events in One

The 805 Writers Conference is not only for people wanting to publish books but for book lovers and poets. Three different ways to enjoy, learn and find new authors and poets.

Conference Sessions

Speakers and panels drawn from across the country, both industry professionals and authors.

Open Mic

The conference closes with an 805 Poetry Open Mic. dates will be rescheduled.

Book Expo

Free and open to the public, featuring 40 authors. Pre-register for drawing to win over $100 in books.



I set out to learn what platform I would need if my work could stand alone, to make connections, and get a plan for what I needed to do next to advance my career, and I accomplished everything. This was a fantastic conference and I would highly recommend it to others.

Quality information with impressive panels. Lacking bells and whistles, but truly didn’t need it. Quality stands on its own. The speakers were all uniquely different and therefore added perfect variety.

The weekend was filled with informative speakers who spurred us on. The information was plentiful and provided new ideas and possible avenues for the novice and published writers.

I wish that I’d have had the information from this seminar 7 years ago. My book journey would have had a far different outcome.

Hotel—Crowne Plaza at Ventura Beach

Near it all

The Crowne Plaza Ventura is situated 8-minute walk from Ventura Station train station, a 4-minute walk from the Ventura Pier, and a 6-minute walk to downtown Main Street and a variety of restaurants and entertainment.

The hotel affronts the Ventura Promenade, an oceanfront pathway that runs between the Ventura Pier and Surfers Point. Trail users can continue east into the San Buenaventura State Beach area, but the trail ends at San Pedro St. The west end of the trail connects with a bike path that extends 15 miles all the way to Ojai. Be sure to walk out onto the Ventura Pier and to take in the views of the city, Ventura Pier Beach, and the Channel Islands.

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Ventura has a restaurant on-site as well as a bar to keep you full and satisfied throughout your stay. The outdoor swimming pool overlooks the beach. A fitness center gym, as well as a business center, can be also enjoyed.

Room rates are $199 per night, plus all applicable taxes. The rate is good until October 10, 2021. 

Want to learn how to write a winning query letter? Why not ask literary agent Michelle Zeitlin from More Zap Management. Here is part of her session at the 2019 conference.