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Friday April 28, 2017[+]
An excerpt from the Santa Barbara Writers Conference Scrapbook by Armando Nieto, Mary Conrad, and Matt Pallamary: By the fifth year of the Santa Barbara Writers conference the cadre of workshop leaders continued to evolve. Gwen Davis (Kingdome Come, … Continue reading
Thursday April 27, 2017[+]
As an agent, Eric Myers has a strong affinity for young adult and middle grade fiction, as well as adult nonfiction, especially in the areas of history, biography, psychology, health and wellness, true crime, performing arts, and pop culture. He … Continue reading
Wednesday April 26, 2017[+]
BJ Robbins Literary Agency represents quality fiction, both literary and commercial and general nonfiction — mystery, suspense/thriller, biography, history, health, travel, sports, African-American, science, pop culture and memoir. She currently represents more nonfiction than fiction, but is open to any … Continue reading
Hyatt Santa Barbara
We have a special room rate at the Hyatt Santa Barbara:
- I just learned today that the Santa Barbara House rooms are all booked, but we still have some block rate rooms in the main hotel see below
- $209 (single occupancy) per night and $38 overnight parking, (or free parking close by on the street) in the hotel
For reservations call (888) 421-1442, or visit this reservation link: Santa Barbara Hyatt.
Be sure to book your reservation early. The deadline for the SBWC group rate is May 18 , 2017. But we may run out of discounted rooms before that time.
The conference is held at the beautiful Hyatt Santa Barbara that looks out onto a stunning oceanfront. The hotel offers:
- beautiful ocean and mountain views
- luxurious air conditioned rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, and in-room coffee makers
- wifi and data ports for online access
- heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi
- restaurant and bar
Across the street is the East Beach Grill, the Pacific Ocean and the 22-mile Cabrillo Beach walkway for runners, walkers and cyclists. Downtown Santa Barbara is within walking distance, as are Stearns Wharf and the Harbor, for more shops and restaurants.
A 20% discount will be offered for lunch and dinner in the restaurant for SBWC attendees (not valid for breakfast or room service).
A number of other hotels and motels along Cabrillo Boulevard are just a short electric shuttle ride away.