Ojai Writers Conference and Workshops

Living on the far reaches of Los Angeles, I often feel that all culturally or professionally worthwhile events require me to navigate the maze of traffic-clogged freeways of the nation’s second-largest metropolis. So it’s always delightful to find events like this month’s Ojai Writers Conference and Workshops that allow me to head away from the big city.

Throughout the month of June, writers from around the world are being invited to Ojai for writing workshops offered by a variety of teachers and experts and other literary events sure to entice writers and readers and lovers of words. The event organizers describe it as “summer camp for writers—without the bunk beds.”

The event offers a variety of weeklong writing events, weekend intensive courses, and one-day workshops and events. Tomorrow, June 16, participants will gather to learn more about myths and myth-making from Evans Lansing Smith, the chair of Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute, which is home to the Joseph Campbell archives. Click here for more details.

Next Saturday, June 23, features a book tea benefiting the Ojai Library and a tribute to the late Ray Bradbury along with a luncheon where Ojai writer Patricia Fry will speak about “The ABCs of Self-Publishing.” More details about those events can be found here.

Check out the website devoted to the Writers Conference to see the full schedule and register for any of the events. And if you live in Ventura County, revel in the idea that none of these events require a trip down, up, or across the 405.

June 15, 2012

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