Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, in collaboration with Oceanside Public Library will hold the 6th annual “Write On Oceanside! & Summer Shorts Play Festival”, celebrating San Diego County’s authors, Thursday, June 22nd, through Saturday, June 24th, 2017.
It is already North County San Diego’s largest literary event! And this year, the organizers are adding “Summer Shorts” play competition to the program making it a three-day major event in Southern California.
This year, Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, in partnership with Oceanside Public Library, invites the public to “Write On, Oceanside! Literary Fair” that celebrates local authors with free events from June 22 to June 24. On Thursday, June 22, authors from a wide variety of genres will be on hand to discuss, sell and sign their works at the Sunset Market in the Main Stage Lot from 5 pm to 8 pm. Join us for a Page to Stage event on Friday, June 23, where readers will bring to life the words of featured writers like Where You Live author Andrew Roe, and winners of the “Summer Shorts” plays competition at the Studio 219, next to the Sunshine Brooks Theatre, at 7 pm. In the Civic Center Library Community Rooms on Saturday, June 24th there will be two panel presentations, “Writing on Oceanside: a journalist roundtable” at 10:30 am and “Publish or Perish: tips for unpublished authors” at 1 pm. The festival will close with a special book talk with acclaimed Oceanside author of The Mothers, Brit Bennet, at 3 pm. The Mothers, a New York Times bestselling novel, was named best book of the year by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue and more.
Event organizers and supporters from Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, the Oceanside Public Library and Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and are pleased that “Write On, Oceanside!” has become popular with the community’s talented authors. All Write On, Oceanside events are free and open to the public. Email questions to WOO@ocaf.info
Published or non-published amateur writers from San Diego County may submit their short play (no longer than 10 minutes) until the deadline of April 24th, 2017
Sunset Market, downtown Oceanside from 5pm-8pm.
Authors are invited to sign and sell their books.
Studio 219, next to the Brooks Theatre from 7-9pm
From Page to Stage, Summer Shorts play selections, short stories and poetry from local authors and playwrights.
Civic Center Library Community Rooms on Saturday
10:30 am: Panel presentation, “Writing on Oceanside: a journalist roundtable”
1:00 pm: “Publish or Perish: tips for unpublished authors”
3:00 pm: Book talk with acclaimed Oceanside author of The Mothers, Brit Bennet.