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The premier writing organization on California's Central coast

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San Luis Obispo NightWriters ("SLO NightWriters") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of nurturing the Central Coast writing community and providing writing education, opportunities, resources, workshops, and scholarships. 


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.


SLO NightWriters is the Premier Writing Organization on the Central Coast and widely recognized for writer success and fulfillment and for providing SLO County with supportive and encouraging spirit of community for Writers.


  • The power of the written word.
  • The potential of creativity.
  • Respect for diversity and individuality in self-expression
  • Mutual support in all aspects of writing; encouragement, sharing of resources, and celebration of success.

Board Protocol:

The SLO NW Board of Directors is comprised of equal peers. Members conduct themselves professionally and interact to create and maintain an atmosphere of harmony and productivity.

Individual Board Members have the authority to make suggestions and recommendations regarding the work of their peers. Binding decisions are made by a vote of a simple majority of the Board.

Board members work on behalf of the board. All NW related business activities and communications represent the Board and the NightWriter organization. Such matters are always subject to review and approval by the Board.

Guests are welcome at all board meetings to see how we operate or to raise a matter of concern. Guests are encouraged to become board members.

While we welcome guests to attend our meetings, some of the matters are confidential so we ask that guests not attend more than two meetings unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Become A Member:

We invite you to join SLO NightWriters. You can find our easy to complete membership application by clicking on BECOME A MEMBER at the bottom of the page. Share the camaraderie and support of a group of talented writers from all walks of life. We value diversity and respect for individual talents, whether we are new to writing or are published authors. We are all on the same spectrum as creative wordsmiths.

SLO NightWriters members are both published and unpublished. We welcome writers of all genres.

Many of us live in San Luis Obispo County, California - Locally referred to as SLO

We must arrange our schedules in imaginative ways such that we have time to create our stories. Frequently that means writing during nighttime's quiet hours. Hence our organization's name, SLO NightWriters.


  • The ability to post your bio, photo, website links, and published credits on the SLO NightWriters website.
  • Adding your NightWriter membership status to your writers resume - SLO NightWriters is a respected writing organization.
  • Having access to the SLO NightWriter Critique Group structure.
  • Having the monthly NightWriter Newsletter automatically mailed to you.
  • The $40 annual dues facilities SLO NightWriters in their mission to promote quality writing, publication and expand author recognition in a forum that nurtures a spirit of community for all members. SLO NightWriters can:
  • Extend opportunities to advertise and expand members’ publications, websites, services, and platforms.
  • Contribute education and skill training through monthly programs, clinics, website, networking, and monthly newsletter.
  • Provide a venue for SLO County writers to meet and connect with each other.
  • Offer inspiration, encouragement, recognition and kudos to its members. 
  • Present opportunities for peer review and critique.
  • Introduce local writers and their works to the San Luis Obispo Community
  • Speaker presentations at our monthly meetings.
  • Information about book fairs, writers conferences, and other relevant authors.

Benefits of becoming a Sustaining Member - $150/year

Benefits of becoming a Lifetime Member - $500

  • Save Money
  • Support Your Local Writing Association
  • Never Pay Dues Again!

Please contact Leanne Phillips at for any information regarding SLO NightWriters membership.

Click below to:  Become A Member!

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For questions: email

Mailing Address:
1126 Nipomo Ave
Los Osos, CA 93402

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

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