Canyon Crest Academy’s (CCA) Creative Writing Club recently hosted their 5th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference, which is student-run and the only free writing conference for high school students in the country. The CCA Writers’ Conference’s reputation for inspirational workshops and enthusiastic student attendees continues to grow, attracting 220 students from around San Diego County this year.

The workshops were hosted by a record number of talent including New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, an Emmy-nominated writer, director, and performer, a TV show scriptwriter, a songwriter named Discovery of the Year by Sirius XM radio, and many more. The event, which is important to young San Diego writers, continues to be free due to the generosity of many local sponsors, as well as extensive fundraising by the school’s Creative Writing Club. To learn more visit www.ccawritersconference2016.weebly.com.