On a weekend in April every year, Oregon Writers Colony holds its Annual Conference, often called the Spring Conference, at the classic Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon.
On the program are in-depth presentations from speakers teaching about the writing life, the craft of writing, or marketing and the publishing business.
Among the author presenters from the past twenty-four years: Jean Auel, Robert Dugoni, Jennie Shortridge, Hallie Ephron, Shannon Applegate, Mark Acito, M.K. Wren, and Larry Brooks.
About 50 people attend the gathering every year. It features vibrant conversation over fine meals prepared by the hotel, inspiring presentations, and the ambiance of a hotel dedicated to book lovers, where every room is decorated in the theme of a specific writer.