“Read great authors but don’t write to be great. Write to create, to inhabit a world you can grow into.”- Perie Longo
From Our Blog
Monday May 4, 2015[+]
Dear Writers, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we want to hear your stories! We are awarding one full tuition scholarship and two partial scholarships to the upcoming SBWC to the authors of the best stories. Entries will … Continue reading
Monday April 13, 2015[+]
Dear Writers, There have been a few changes to our list of attending agents. Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents are no longer able to attend this year’s conference. However, we have two new agents who will be participating in … Continue reading
Wednesday March 4, 2015[+]
Dear Writers, Our 2015 Advance Submission Program is now OPEN! SBWC’s Advance Submission program is a great opportunity for conference attendees to meet agents and editors, and receive individual feedback on their writing. This year’s participating agents and two … 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 $169 per night plus tax Sunday through Thursday night and $219 per night plus tax on Friday night. Reservations must be made with the hotel: call (888) 421-1442, or visit this reservation link: Santa Barbara Hyatt.
Last year the Hyatt sold out, so be sure to book your reservation early. The deadline for the SBWC group rate is May 6, 2015.
A number of other hotels and motels along Cabrillo Boulevard are just a short electric shuttle ride away.