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The premier writing organization on California's Central coast

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Our Mission

The mission of San Luis Obispo NightWriters is to advance quality writing, promote publication, and expand author recognition in a forum that nurtures a spirit of community for all its members.

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Member Benefits

The ability to post your bio, photo, website links, and published credits on our website. Add your membership status to your resume. Access monthly SLO NightWriter Critique Group. Learn from accomplished speakers at the monthly general meetings. Get the Wordsmith Newsletter emailed to you every month. Get access to advertising opportunities. Contribute your skills. Learn about local writer’s events. Help us promote quality writing and expand author recognition for just $40/year. See our different rate plans here.

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Positions open for 2024

October was a lively month! We had a book sale, speakers, a Round Table Critique Session, Central Coast Writers Conference, Oktoberfest, Trilogy Book Fair and a Membership Drive, wow!

And we'd love to fill the following positions to continue supporting writers in 2024.

· Program Director
· Critique Group Coordinator
· Membership Director
· Historian
· Fundraising 
· General Meeting room set-up
· Hospitality Committee
· Newsletter Committee
· Golden Quill Writing Contest Committee
· Membership Committee
· Program Committee

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Speaker Charlotte Alexander (right) and members at the Book Sale

Board Elections

Thank you for voting!

On November 14th at the General Meeting  our slate of 2024-2026 officers were approved.

Leanne Phillips - President
Mary Silberstein - Vice-president
Jim Livingston - Secretary
Cheri Grim - Treasurer

These positions officially start January 1, 2024. Thank you new officers!

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Critique Sessions

Round Table Critique Sessions, every 2nd Tuesday, are  a great and safe way to see what the critiquing process is all about. Get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience. 

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Upcoming events


It's easy and affordable to join.

Meet fellow writers, share your work, get feedback, network, get and stay inspired!

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Join Us for a Festive December General Meeting!

Click here for your invitation and details.

social profiles

Our Social Media Manager is Carolyn Rohrbach. She promotes SLO NightWriters' members, events and activities and will keep us current on our member's community events. You can ask her questions or give her suggestions by emailing her here.

seven New Authors!

members' books


View fascinating and eclectic books by our members. The talent of SLO NightWriters is wide ranging and extraordinary! Would you like your book featured? Email Terry. Thanks!

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Mailing Address:
1126 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402

Meeting Address:
11245 Los Osos Vlalley Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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