The 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Writers’ Conference was hosted on the CCA campus in March. The conference offered writing workshops taught by renowned speakers in a variety of subjects that include poetry, fantasy, journalism, screenwriting, college essay writing, romance, flash fiction, action, comics, horror fiction, and more. New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Mary E. Pearson served as the keynote speaker.

The CCA Writers’ Conference, the only free writing conference for high school students in the country, was established in 2012 with the goal of helping students write, publish, and produce their own written work. It is organized by the Creative Writing Club, a student-led organization that encourages and supports creative writers on campus and throughout San Diego. Learn more at