The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference is happening September 6

From the conference website: The Writing for Change Conference is devoted to bringing together agents, editors, authors, and publishing professionals to enable nonfiction writers to learn about writing, publishing, marketing, and technology. You will have the chance to learn from and pitch your book to agents and editors, and to get feedback on your work from freelance editors. The conference will include one jam-packed day of workshops, panels and the keynote address. More information here.

Speakers and presenters:

Keynote Speaker:
Adam HochschildTo End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914 – 1918

Presenters:
Nina AmirThe Author Training Manual
Jim Azevedo – Marketing Manager at Smashwords
Karma Bennett – Future is Fiction Communications
Patti BreitmanNever Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet
Arlie HochschildThe Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times
Anthony MarraA Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Agents:
Peter Beren, Peter Beren Agency
Michael Larsen, Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents
Chelsea Lindman, Sanford Greenberger
Elizabeth Pomada, Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents
Andy Ross, Andy Ross Literary Agency

Editors:
David Landau – Freelance Editor
Jason Gardner, Senior Editor – New World Library
Jan Johnson, Red Wheel/Weiser
Brenda Knight, Founding editor of Viva Editions (Also catch Brenda at Redwood Writers on September 14.)
Mary Rakow – Freelance Editor
Johanna Vondeling, Berrett-Koehler Publishers