What to Expect
THE MENDOCINO COAST
About 150 miles north of San Francisco Bay, the Mendocino Coast, with wildflower-covered bluffs and crashing surf, is a haven for writers and artists. Victorian villages dot the coastline, and in the moments between writing, opportunities abound for hiking, fishing, canoeing, diving, shopping, and excellent dining. The average temperature in August is from 49 to 64 degrees F. No rain is expected, but it can be windy and the fog may roll in.
CONFERENCE EVENTS LOCATIONS
Workshops, lectures, readings, and meals take place on the Mendocino Campus of College of the Redwoods, located, near the water, at 1211 Del Mar Drive in Fort Bragg.
The Thursday evening Welcome Reception is held at St. Anthony Church's Parish Hall, on Lansing Street in Mendocino.
On Saturday night you can enjoy a festive closing dinner to be held at the Redwood Coast Senior Center facility in Fort Bragg.
Maps showing how to reach each location are included in your registration package.
HOW TO GET HERE
If you are coming from the South: Take Highway 101 north to either Hwy. 128 West, or Hwy. 20 West. Highway 128 West — the turnoff is at Cloverdale — is a longer stretch of country road, picturesque, with lots of wineries. Highway 20 West — turnoff at Willits — is shorter and heavily forested. The overall distance from San Francisco is almost the same for each route: about 160 miles.
On either road, drive west to Highway 1, and turn north to Fort Bragg. As you approach Fort Bragg the College is a left turn at the light after the intersection of Highway 20 with Highway 1, just before the Noyo River Bridge.
If you are driving from the North, turn off Highway 101 in Leggett and take Highway 1 west to the coast and south through Fort Bragg. Cross the Noyo River Bridge and turn right at the first light.
Fort Bragg, CA