“Rewriting separates the grownups from those who prefer wandering in the wilderness.”- S.L. (Sid) Stebel
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SANTA BARBARA WRITERS CONFERENCE, 6/8/2013—6/13/2013 Marla Miller’s MarketingtheMuse Workshop Schedule: 1PM—3:30PM Workshop Overview: Most sessions begin with Read & Critique, 1-2 pm– Openings only, Fiction/nonfiction, Query Letters &/or Book Proposal Overviews. 2-3:30 pm– Special Guests, All Guest Speakers are creatively BUILDING PLATFORMS! __________ 6/9/13-SUNDAY 1-2pm: Read & Critique: OPENINGS … Continue reading
Friday May 24, 2013[+]
Dear Writers, Thanks to those who participated in our 2013 Best Opening writing contest. After reviewing over 200 entries, some clever, others funny, many thrilling, and a few lyrical, we’ve selected the winner of this year’s competition and recipient of … Continue reading
2013 Conference... A Note From Monte
To Santa Barbara's community of writers, and all those who travel to this beautiful oceanside city to celebrate the world of letters:
Writing may well be a solitary art, but there is a society of writers whose enthusiastic embrace of each other is irreplaceable. Having been part of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference since 1975, I've come to see that this has been the true reason for our gathering in June all these years.
The third of his Jazz Age novels, The Big Town, was released in February 2012.
We read and listen and share our support for that ongoing enterprise. We applaud each other's accomplishments, offer consolation during droughts of rejections, and remind one another that putting words on a page is not supposed to be easy or necessarily rewarding to our bank accounts, so much as it is a gift to our soul. We write because we have to, or because it makes us smile, or brings comfort on gray days, or allows us to communicate with our reader that simplest of ideas that we, too, are alive in the world and this is what we think of being here, and what it feels like to be human. We are the messengers and entertainers, the philosophers and sometimes even the bearers of great notions.
I am welcoming anyone who loves books and writing of any kind, who feels he or she has a novel or a play or a screenplay, a poem, an essay, a memoir locked away inside, who wants to be part of this community of writing to come see us next June 8-13th and take part in the 41st Santa Barbara Writers Conference.
My name is Monte Schulz, and I am a writer.