2007 La Jolla Writers Conference: My Adventures in San Diego

Just got back from the La Jolla Writers Conference outside San Diego and I'm trying to stay awake long enough to write this post...
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Just got back from the 2007 La Jolla Writers Conference outside San Diego and I'm trying to stay awake long enough to write this post ...

The conference was a lot of fun, and the Southern California coast, as expected, was beautiful. It was my first visit to San Diego. The conference attracted a lot of screenwriter attendees and instructors, which was a nice change. There was much talk about how the WGA strike was affecting things and potentially opening the way for new writers. The conference was jam-packed and a lot of work for writers, but I heard nothing but good things from attendees.


Me (Chuck Sambuchino) teaching
a workshop in La Jolla.

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This was the first of two keynote addresses
on Saturday. The man at the microphone in
the distance is none other than David Morrell, the
novelist who wrote
First Blood (Rambo).

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