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Conference Director Grace Rachow

Grace Rachow

 

The 2018 Santa Barbara Writers Conference begins Sunday, June 17.  We look forward to meeting you and hope you have an exciting week.

SBWC 2018: June 17-22

Once you are registered:

If you wish, you may mail 10 pages of your manuscript (2 copies please) ASAP to be given to one of our manuscript consultants to read before your appointment. We will have appointments scheduled throughout the conference week, and you may also bring your manuscript to the conference and sign up there for an appointment with a manuscript consultant. We would like to receive your mailed manuscript by June 11 at the latest.

 Send to:

SBWC

27 W Anapamu, Suite 305

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Dear Writers,
Every June since 1972, writers from around the world have gathered at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow writers, well-known authors, and publishing professionals.

You’ll participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on craft, marketing, and networking. 
The full conference June 17-22, 2018 includes:
• 5 full days (and nights) of workshops led by 30 talented teachers 
• One-on-one manuscript consultations
• Afternoon speakers and panels
• Opportunity to register for agent appointments 
• 5 evening keynotes by well-known experts and authors
• Book signings and chances to meet author-speakers
• Opening night banquet on Sunday, June 17
• Poolside Cocktail Reception, Tuesday evening, June 19
• Awards banquet on Friday evening, June 22
• A week of networking, support and genuine camaraderie
SBWC likes to brag about our many successful alumni —Fannie Flagg, Spencer Johnson, Gayle Lynds, Monte Schulz, Gillian Roberts, Catherine Ryan Hyde, and Christopher Moore, to name just a few.
Join us this summer for our 46th anniversary, June 17-22, 2018, and become a part of this ongoing literary legacy.

See you in June,
Grace Rachow
SBWC Director

2018 SBWC agents with their agencies.

Appointments will be on June 19, 2018. 

Registration for agent appointments will open on February 27.

Annie Bomke             Annie Bomke Agency in San Diego

Amy Cloughley          Kimberly Cameron & Associates

Paul Fedorko             Paul Fedorko Agency

Toni Lopopolo            Toni Lopopolo Literary Agency

Jill Marr                      Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Eric Myers                  Eric Myers Agency

Sarah Phair                Trident Literary Agency

Angela Rinaldi           Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency

BJ Robbins                 BJ Robbins Literary Angency, LA

Ken Sherman             Ken Sherman & Associates, LA

 

Workshop Leaders 
& Manuscript Consultants
A partial list

Lorelei Armstrong – Pirate Workshop

Laure-Anne Bosselaar – Poetry

Susan Chiavelli – Manuscript Consultant

Walter Halsey Davis – Screenwriting 

Trey Dowell – The Art of the Query

Jerry Camarillo Dunn – Travel Writing & Nonfiction

Susan Miles Gulbransen – Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist

Gar Anthony Haywood – The 7 Deadly Sins of Novel Writing

Melodie Johnson Howe – Discovering Your Inner Editor

Catherine Ann Jones – Memoir & The Way of Story

Fred Klein – Manuscript Consultant

Nancy Klann – From the Beginning

Michael Larsen – Writing a Book Proposal

Perie Longo – Poetry

Toni Lopopolo – Writing a Novel that Sells

Carmen Madden – Dramatic Fiction

Marla Miller – Hooking Readers

Melinda Palacio & Lida Sideris – Writing Through the Fears

Matt Pallamary – Phantastic Fiction

Yvonne Nelson Perry – Crafting Short Stories

Diana Raab – Memoir

John Reed – The Pirates

Monte Schulz – Voice and Style

Dale Griffiths Stamos – Story Structure

S. L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford – Finding Your Secret Story

Benjamin Sutherland – Harnessing the Narrative 

Mac (Max) Talley – Submitting Short Stories

Jervey Tervalon – Creative Nonfiction

Janis Thomas & Ara Grigorian – Plot vs. Character in Fiction

Duane Unkefer – Manuscript Consultant

Stephen Vessels – Manuscript Consultant

Ernie Witham – Humor Writing

Marilee Zdenek – Right Brain Experience

 

Daily Schedule for SBWC 2018

Sunday, June 17

12:00  noon            Credentials in La Cantina        

3:00 - 4:30 pm       Orientation, Welcome

4:30 - 5:30 pm       No Host Bar      

5:30 - 7:15 pm       Opening Night Banquet             

7:30 - 8:00 pm       Ross Macdonald Award: Pico Iyer

8:00 - 9:00 pm       Guest Speaker: TBA     

9:30 pm. –              Pirate Workshops          

Monday, June 18

8:00 am –               Info Desk             

9:00 - 11:30 am     Morning Workshops

11:30 - 1:00 pm     Lunch Break    

1:00 - 3:30 pm       Afternoon Workshops

4:00 - 5:00 pm       Panel: TBA

5:00 - 7:30 pm       Evening Break                 

8:00 - 9:00 pm       Speaker: Eric Puchner             

9:30 pm. –              Pirate Workshops

Tuesday, June 19

8:00 am –                 Info Desk             

9:00 - 11:30 am       Morning Workshops

11:30 - 1:00 pm       Lunch Break    

1:00 - 3:30 pm         Afternoon Workshops

4:00 - 5:00 pm         Agent Panels 1 & 2        

5:00 - 6:30 pm         Cocktail Party

8:00 - 9:00 pm         Speaker: Simon Van Booy   

9:30 pm –                 Pirate Workshops

Wednesday, June 20

8:00 am –                  Info Desk             

9:00 - 11:30 am        Morning Workshops

11:30 - 1:00 pm        Lunch Break

12:00 - 12:45 pm     Open Mic Poetry Reading 

1:00 - 3:30 pm         Afternoon Workshops

4:00 - 5:00 pm          Panel: New Book             

5:00 - 7:30 pm          Evening Break                 

8:00 - 9:00 pm          Speaker: Janet Fitch

9:30 p.m. –                Pirate Workshops

Thursday, June 21

8:00 am –                    Info Desk             

9:00 - 11:30 am          Morning Workshops

11:30 - 1:00 pm          Lunch Break

12:00 - 12:45 pm        Open Mic Poetry Reading 

1:00 - 3:30 pm            Afternoon Workshops

4:00 - 5:00 pm            Panel: 4 Genres               

5:00 - 7:30 pm            Evening Break                 

8:00 - 9:00 pm            Speaker: Steven J. Ross           

9:30 p.m. –                  Pirate Workshops

Friday, June 22

8:00 am –                   Info Desk             

9:00 - 11:30 am         Morning Workshops

11:30 - 1:00 pm         Lunch Break    

1:00 - 3:30 pm           Afternoon Workshops

4:00 - 5:00 pm           Panel: Marketing

6:00 - 8:00 pm           Awards Banquet             

9:00 p.m –                  SBWC Talent Show

9:30 p.m. –                 Pirate Workshops