2019 Gold Rush Writers Conference

About Us

The Gold Rush Writers Conference was founded in 2005 by a dedicated group of writers who rendezvoused regularly in Mokelumne Hill. All of us were charmed and stimulated by the tiny village said to have once been the "biggest, baddest town" in the Mother Lode. Argonauts had struck pay dirt here and soon it seemed that we were as well.

Our goal is to share the wealth. By bringing together writers and poets for workshops, lectures, panels and readings, it is hoped that all will "strike it rich."

The conference is a non-profit venture, made possible by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant received from The James Irvine Foundation and sponsored by the Calaveras County Arts Council. Additional grants come from the Mokelumne Hill Trust, and the Mokelumne Hill Library

Our combined efforts enable writers on all levels to receive insight on their work from established professionals. Opportunities abound for networking and the establishment of working communities with other like-minded artists. It's a "golden" opportunity. Come see for yourself.

Antoinette May Herndon

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