I had such a wonderful time at the conference thanks to your stellar planning and beautiful spirit. You put on a great event and I am going to make it the one writing conference that I promote throughout the year. I can honestly say that it is the best that I have been to so far (better than some heavy hitters) for attendees as well as presenters. Thank you again for having me.


Natalie Obando-Desai

Teri Bayus was recently engaged by the Community Foundation of Estero Bay to provide its Board with a social media for non-profits seminar. The seminar was professional, instructive, useful, and engaging. The Board is grateful to Teri for informing it about the nature of various current social media platforms, and their potential application for the benefit of a non-profit. Thank you Teri!

Ron Reisner

Teri -

If you are tired of hearing this, forgive me. But you have once again done very well for yourself and writers. It was a wonderful conference. And in no small part it was due to you and your coterie of volunteers who, I might add, adore you. Add me to your long list of fans. You did spanked as many home runs for your participants as you did your staff and faculty. If you can't hear the applause coming from my Tarzana office I'm not clapping hard enough.

Thanks again, oh Mistress of the Writer Realm,

Doug Richardson

A high flyin' gal name of Teri,
liked to drink wine and be merry.
She liked a good red,
it went to her head.
She wasn't so keen on a sherry.

By Janice Konstantinidis

Teri Bayus is a freelance writer, marketer and influencer. Her love for inspiring others has brought her to the path of professional speaker. She has been creatively crushing corporate marketing for over 30 years. She adores sharing her journeys with others by facilitating over 2000 workshops, classes and marketing seminars.

She also hosts and produces the TV show, Taste Buds (www.tastebuds.tv) that highlight chef's talents and restaurants from all over the world. Taste Buds is in its third season, with shows being filmed in Cuba, Italy and Paris. She also teaches writing, social media and nonprofit fundraising at Cuesta and Hancock Colleges.

As the director of the Central Coast Writers Conference, she is fulfilling a love for teaching and facilitating everyone to find their authentic voice and tell their own story.

She has self-published two novels, under the genre of culinary erotica, and sold four screenplays. She has a nonfiction book, Why Not Me?, about how the universe conspires to make everyone's dreams a reality. Her current novel, The Greatest Of Ease, is about her time as a trapeze artist in a traveling circus.

Watch Taste Buds Here:

I am doing a TV version of my dinner reviews for Central Coast Now TV (Charter Channel 10 & Comcast Channel 27) so look for my show "Taste Buds". Click on either logo to see the shows! I am having a ball producing it, here is the promo:

Check out all the shows and events for Taste Buds

The 36th Annual Writers Conference

The Central Coast Writers Conference returns once more, marking 36 years of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to our staff. Named the "Best Conference In the West" by Writers Magazine, we aim to produce success and a rewarding learning experience for all.

With 40 presenters offering over 160 classes in screenwriting, beginning writing, poetry, memoir, novels, nonfiction, children's, young adult, critiques, keynotes, and many unique craft lectures, 2020 will be the most eventful Central Coast Writers Conference to date. The Conference is held on September 24-26 at Cuesta College and surrounding event areas. We host over 500 attendees for the three-day conference who enjoy networking, learning and exploring San Luis Obispo.

"We've decided to shoot even higher for 2020," stated Teri Bayus, Director of the Central Coast Writers Conference. "We're keeping what works while also offering exceptional new opportunities. We have a set of phenomenal speakers, including Emmy and Academy Award winners, best selling authors, poet laureates and the most popular TV writers in the world."

In addition to the preexisting teen track, this year we will also include a "find your voice" track for fifth, sixth, and seventh graders. This is the first time that the Central Coast Writers Conference will include opportunities for those under 13 to participate in the event. It will include journaling, public speaking, and more.

We are offering six master classes at 20 students per class. These master classes are broken down by novel writing, memoir, poetry, marketing, and more. We have also added remote learning in the genre of food and travel writing. These are 6-hour remote classes that will do and write food reviews, travel pieces, and health and wellness activities. These classes are limited to 10 students per class and everyone attending will get an official "Travel Writer" certification and be invited to join a prestigious Travel Writing Group.

"We want to make sure that there is something for everyone," said Bayus. "No matter where you are in your writing career, every single person who attends this conference will enter feeling welcome and leave prepared to take their writing to the next level."

The Central Coast Writers Conference is brought to you by Cuesta College Community Programs. We retain an Advisor Committee of 25 local writers and leaders shaping the conference and a volunteer core of over 40 dedicated artists.

Please follow us on Twitter: CCWritersCon, Instagram: CCWritersCon and on Facebook: Central Coast Writers Conference for up to the minute details about our staff and authors.

Or email our fearless leaders at centralcoastwritersconference@gmail.com.

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