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R.L. Stine Talks to Fans at San Francisco Writers Conference
San Francisco Writers Conference San Francisco Writers Conference
San Francisco , CA
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

RL Stine is the bestselling author of the Goosebumps series
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Goosebumps author R.L. Stine will offer a free talk for his young fans at the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference on Feb. 16 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. Preregistration required for admission. Register at www.SFWriters.org.

Extended version: While he is in town as a keynoter for the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference, the shadowy R.L. Stine will offer a frightfully delightful session for his young fans in 3rd through 8th grades (accompanied by a parent or teacher). We promise there is nothing to fear from the master of horror. It all begins promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. His talk is free, but rules must be followed! (See below.)

Mr. Stine is best known as the author of the popular Goosebumps series of books for young readers. He has sold over 350 million books, making him one of the best-selling children's authors in history. In fact, he was named the #1 best-selling author in America by USA Today for three straight years outselling John Grisham, Stephen King and Tom Clancy.

    R.L. Stine is also the mastermind behind The Nightmare Room—a website in collaboration with Parachute Publishing/HarperCollins where teachers and parents can download kid-friendly writing kits for students. http://www.thenightmareroom.com/press/classroomkit.pdf The program is based on his simple but effective methods for writing clearly and well—and it is available at no charge.

    The FREE session for students during the SFWC is made possible by the San Francisco Writers Conference which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins and the many companies and individuals who are sponsors of the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference.

RULES for the R.L. STINE session during the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference:

The event starts PROMPTLY at 10 a.m. at the Mark Hopkins Hotel on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. The session is open to students in 3rd to 8th grade and is limited to the first 200 confirmed RSVPs.

You MUST RSVP following these rules or something bad may happen (perhaps you won't get in!) Go to www.SFWriters.org. Click on 'Register Here for R.L. Stine' option on the right side of the homepage. Fill out the form. List all the students who will be attending in the box provided. Submit the form. A thank you page will appear. We suggest you bring a copy of the thank you page with you.

Mandatory: If you are bringing a group, there must be 1 adult per 10 children.


San Francisco Writers Conference is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference, February 14th-17th at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, addresses both the craft of writing and the business of publishing in its 4-day annual event designed to help writers become published authors.

Presenters include 100 best-selling authors (including R.L.Stine, Anne Perry and Bella Andre), literary agents, publishers, editors and book marketing experts from the West Coast and New York. Individual SFWU@SFWC intensive writing classes (with some of the presenters from the SFWC event) are also available on February 14th and 18th at the Mark Hopkins.

For event/class details and online conference registration, go to the website at www.SFWriters.org or call 415-673-0939.

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Sponsors of the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference include:

Writer's Digest (sponsor the Speed Dating for Agents),

Author Solutions/Penguin Publishing (sponsor of the Gala Opening of the 2013 SFWC,

The Writer (Media Sponsor), BookBaby.com, Archway Publishing, Author Learning Center, PublishNext,

Kathi & Jeff Antrim, Harvey Pawl, Smashwords, AgentQuery.com, The Review Review, Book Expo America, UPublishU, NATPE, InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel & BookShop West Portal (SFWC onsite bookstore).

Scholarship Benefactors: John Wiley & Sons, Joyce Turley, Bharti Kirchner, Victoria Hudson, Dr. Melody Lynd, Dr. Ellen Taliaferro, and Kevin Smokler.

Barbara Santos
Marketing Director
San Francisco Writers Conference
Oakley, CA
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