Creative Writing Club fundraiser to support fourth annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference


Picking up holiday gifts at Canyon Crest Academy’s Barnes and Noble Book Fair from Dec. 14-17 will raise funds for the CCA Creative Writing Club.

Items bought during those days with a book fair flier at the Bookstar Book Store (across from UTC mall), or online at using the Bookfair code 11523958, will support the annual CCA Writers’ Conference. Fliers can be obtained by downloading from the conference Facebook page “CCA Writers’ Conference” or by emailing

The CCA Writers’ Conference is a free all-day event that will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Canyon Crest Academy. High school students from all over San Diego will participate in workshops on a variety of topics, including writing short stories, plotting the best selling novel, poetry, playwriting, horror, songwriting, journalism, and more.

Julia Camilleri, president of the Creative Writing Club, has been working on the conference since last summer. “I first attended the CCA Writers’ Conference earlier this year and was so impressed by the workshops I attended that I knew I had to be involved. I am so excited about our lineup of speakers this year!”

The keynote speaker is Jonathan Maberry, a New York Times best-selling author, four-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. Several of Maberry’s novels are in development for movies and TV including “V-Wars,” “Extinction Machine,” “Rot & Ruin,” and “Dead of Night.”

The conference is funded through generous donations from sponsors and through fundraisers run by CCA’s Creative Writing Club. All proceeds from the book fair will be used to purchase conference supplies, and pay for speaker and facility expenses. Companies and individuals interested in supporting the conference directly can email for sponsorship opportunities.

The mission of the CCA Creative Writing Club is to expand creative writing opportunities for local high school students, regardless of whether or not they plan to pursue a writing career.

CCA’s Barnes and Noble/Bookstar Book Fair will be December 14-17 at the Bookstar Bookstore, 8650 Genesee Avenue, Suite 230, UTC/San Diego, or online at using the Bookfair Code: 11523958. Download fliers from the conference Facebook page “CCA Writers’ Conference” or by emailing