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Friday February 17, 2017[+]
An excerpt from the upcoming book by Armando Nieto, Mary Conrad, and Matt Pallamary: By the time the 30th Annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference opened on June 21st in 2002, it felt as if it had always been at Westmont … Continue reading
Friday February 10, 2017[+]
An excerpt from the upcoming book by Armando Nieto, Mary Conrad, and Matt Pallamary: In 2001, the 29th Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference found a new home at Westmont College in the hills behind Santa Barbara. The Miramar era was over, … Continue reading
Sunday February 5, 2017[+]
February 5, 2017 Early Bird Registration $575–full conference! This price is good through February 15 Register here. Improve your craft. Find your tribe. Make lifelong connections. Spend your conference week beachside at the charming Santa Barbara Hyatt. Take advantage of early … Continue reading
Hyatt Santa Barbara
We have a special room rate at the Hyatt Santa Barbara:
- $199 (single occupancy) per night and free parking: 24 rooms in Santa Barbara House, a separate building, but adjacent to hotel
- $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.
Last year the Hyatt sold out, so be sure to book your reservation early. The deadline for the SBWC group rate is May 4, 2017.
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.
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.