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Saturday April 12, 2014[+]
Dear Writers, Enter to win a tuition scholarship to the 42nd Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference! Send us your BEST OPENING, up to 50 words — a beginning most likely to compel a reader to turn the page. Email all entries … Continue reading
Thursday June 6, 2013[+]
Friday May 31, 2013[+]
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
Hyatt Santa Barbara
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
- fitness center
- spa and massage
- 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.
The Hyatt Santa Barbara's special room rate for those attending the Santa Barbara Writers Conference is $209 per night plus tax on Saturday night, and $159 per night plus tax Sunday through Thursday night. Reservations must be made with the hotel: call (888) 421-1442, or visit this reservation link: Santa Barbara Hyatt.
Another, more affordable option for conference attendees is the Parkside Inn, which is located just two blocks away from the Hyatt Santa Barbara. Guests at the Parkside Inn check in at the Hyatt Santa Barbara's front desk, and are welcome to use all of the Hyatt's facilities. All Parkside Inn rooms are non-smoking. The Parkside's special room rate for SBWC attendees is $129 per night plus tax Saturday through Thursday night. Reserve your stay here: Parkside Inn.
Last year the Hyatt sold out, so be sure to book your reservation early. The deadline for the SBWC group rate is May 7, 2014.
A number of other hotels and motels along Cabrillo Boulevard are just a short electric shuttle ride away.