Write On Oceanside

Write On, Oceanside! is an annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors. This year’s event will take place on November 18, 2023 in and around the Oceanside Civic Center.

Event organizers Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, and the Oceanside Public Library with the support of Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and are pleased that “Write On, Oceanside!” has become popular with the community’s talented authors. Over the past few years, it has grown into one of the largest literary fairs in the county.

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Featured Authors for 2023


Kyle G Roseler – Pat Spencer
Stephen Moore – Victoria and David Povall
Marilyn Campbell – John W Thill
Mark Richter – Tanya Ross
Jolie Tunnell – Charles E Foster
Michelle Hollstein – Alexa Kingaard
Lynn Abate-Johnson – Tali Nay
Carol Huckle – Elizabeth Yahn Williams
Bob Lundy – Neil Fraser
David Hall – Christopher Long


10am | Author Showcase

Meet local authors and learn about their writing and books. Books will be available for purchase and signing!

11am | Children’s Activities

Bring the kids to make crafts and participate in various fun activities.

1:30am | Writing Contest Winners

The winners of the Six Word Story contest and the Picture This Oceanside contest will be announced.


10AM – 11:45AM | Memoir Workshop

Presented by Oceanside memoirist and poet Sandy Carpenter.

12AM – 1PM | Blogging Workshop

Presented by Oceanside blogger and historian Kristi Hawthorne.


Everyone is invited to add their own story lines to the Never Ending Story.
Visit the information booth to contribute!