Register to attend the 2016 S.B. Writers Conference

For a writer, nothing is wasted. Sooner or later you can use everything you're experienced or heard about.

- Geoff Aggeler

SwirlJoin us June 5 - 10, 2016!

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 44th anniversary, June 5 –10, 2016, and become a part of this on-going literary legacy.

Inspiring, Connecting, and Believing in Writers since 1972

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"There's no such thing as an aspiring writer. If you're writing, you're a writer."

~Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, speaking at SBWC 2013

"You can't imagine what this conference meant to me. If it had not been for this conference, I'd probably still be sitting on a rerun of The Dating Game somewhere."

~Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, speaking at SBWC 2012


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