10th Annual

November 5 & 6, 2022

Crowne Plaza Hotel on the beach

in Ventura, California

The 805 Writers Conference




Delivering the information you need to succeed in publishing

Three Events in One

The 805 Writers Conference is for people wanting to learn about the craft and business of book publishing and book lovers too. Three ways to enjoy, learn, or find your new favorite book.

Conference Sessions

The entire conference is available in-person or via Zoom for people unable to attend. Zoom attendees will have a special extra – the ability to schedule a talk with a book editor about their manuscripts. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a literary agent.


Four half-day workshops will cover memoir, characters, book marketing, and author branding. Registration for these workshops opens on September 20.

New this year—the 805 Book Expo 

features over 40 regional authors daily and all conference speakers signing books at scheduled times. The Expo is open to the public for free.


Pricing & Packages


COVID Statement: The 805 Writers Conference will comply with all county and state requirements for attendees, speakers, and exhibitors to maintain a safe environment for everyone. We will follow the guidance or regulations in effect on November 1, 2022, or updated thereafter. Anyone not choosing to comply will be refused entrance and is not eligible for a refund. If a conference attendee, they will receive links to the recordings of each session.


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 had the information from this seminar seven years ago. My book journey would have had a far different outcome.



Hotel—Crowne Plaza at Ventura Beach

Near it all

Room rates are $199 per night, plus all applicable taxes. The rate is good until October 14, 2022.

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.

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