Best-Selling Authors and Writing Professionals to Visit CCA

Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) is pleased to announce the 4th Annual CCA Writers Conference on Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school. Best-selling authors and writing professionals will provide inspirational and educational workshops open to students attending high school in San Diego. Thanks to the generosity of conference sponsors Summa Education, Chipotle, Ranch and Coast Magazine, and Wells Fargo, as well as fundraising by the Creative Writing Club at CCA, high school students can attend the event free of charge.

This year’s keynote address will be provided by Jonathan Maberry, a New York Times best-selling author, four-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. Additional speakers include international best-selling author Michelle Gagnon, award-winning author Kasie West, playwright/screenwriter Kendall Sherwood, co-anchor of the KUSI News and award-winning journalist Sandra Maas, spoken word poet Viet Mai, literary agents Natalie Lakosil, Thao Le, and Kelly Sonnack, and many more. Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore will be selling speakers’ books with a portion of the proceeds going to the conference.

Julia Camilleri, President of the Creative Writing Club, expressed her excitement for the event, “I first attended the event in 2014 and was so impressed by the workshops I attended that I knew I had to be involved to ensure that we can continue to provide this wonderful opportunity to high school students. I am so excited about our lineup of speakers this year who represent so many genres and professions.”