Catamaran Writing Conference at Pebble Beach   August 13 - 17, 2014

Course Offerings


Kim Addonizio

Joseph Millar



Thursday (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.): Poetry Lecture and Q&A with Kim Addonizio.  Open to all participants. 

Thursday (4 p.m. - 5 p.m.): Poetry Lecture and Q&A with Joseph Millar. Open to all participants.

Poetry Craft Lectures:

Zack Rogow

Stephen Kessler


John Moir

Jane Vandenburgh

Jonah Raskin


Guest Lectures 

Friday (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.): Fiction Lecture an Q&A with Gina Ochsner. Open to all participants. 

Friday (4 p.m. - 5 p.m.): Fiction Lecture and Q&A with Elizabeth McKenzie. Open to all participants. 

Nightly Events


Nonfiction Craft Lecture:

Tom Christensen


Gina Ochsner

Elizabeth McKenzie



Daniel Calvisi


Saturday (8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.): Science and Nature Writing lecture and Q&A with John Moir. Open to all participants. Group nature walk after the talk. 

Saturday (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.):  Memoir lecture and Q&A with Jane Vandenburgh.  Open to all participants. 

Saturday (4 p.m. - 5 p.m.):  Culture and Biography writing lecture with Jonah Raskin. Open to all participants. 



Fiction Craft Lectures:

Scott Hutchins

Chuck Rosenthal


Publishing Panel: 

Literary Agent: Deborah Ritchken, Marsily Literary Agency, NYC; 

Publisher: Jack Shoemaker, Counterpoint Press, San Francisco

Publicist: Mary Bisbee-Beek, Freelance book publicist

Poet, Author, and Independent Publisher: Gail Wronsky 

Editor: Catherine Segurson, Founder, Catamaran Literary Reader


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