PLNU Writer Symposium

Meet Jane Smiley at PLNU’s Writer’s Symposium


Point Loma Nazarene University’s 2018 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea kicks off on Monday, February 19 with an incredible roster of authors including Deepak Chopra, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jane Smiley.

The Writer’s Symposium is an annual event founded by Dr. Dean Nelson and brings lively, evocative conversations to PLNU from some of the world’s best authors.

As an audience member, you will be able to be immersed in the interview between Dr. Nelson and the authors as they share stories about their lives, work, and the passion that drives them. There will be a Q&A after the interview, offering audience members the chance to interact with the authors.


Jane Smiley
Author Jane Smiley


La Playa Books will be present in the lobby of the Jane Smiley event on February 20th, offering Jane Smiley’s books for purchase. Don’t be shy about coming by, saying hey, and picking up your favorite of Smiley’s books!

Additionally, we are offering the chance to win two tickets to meet Jane Smiley at a private VIP reception and admittance to her Writer Symposium interview. To enter the drawing, simply stop by La Playa Books and make a purchase between January 30th and February 15th . Your name will be entered in to the raffle and the drawing will take place on February 15th.

In addition to the author interviews, the Symposium offers specialized workshops taught by published writers to help build your skillset and offer insight in to the writing process. This is an incredible opportunity to interact with world-class authors and go deeper in to your love of writing. You are invited to join us and take part in this wonderful event!

For more information visit the Writer’s Symposium website.