“Rewriting separates the grownups from those who prefer wandering in the wilderness.”- S.L. (Sid) Stebel
From Our Blog
Sunday January 15, 2017[+]
JUNE 18-23, 2017 January 11, 2017 Early Bird Registration $575–full conference! Through February 15 Register here. Improve your craft. Find your tribe. Make lifelong connectionsSpend your conference week beachside at the charming Santa Barbara Hyatt. We’re pleased to announce that the very … Continue reading
Friday January 13, 2017[+]
An excerpt from the upcoming book by Armando Nieto, Mary Conrad, and Matt Pallamary: The 25th Anniversary of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference would have been SBWC Chief of Staff Paul Lazarus’ 20th anniversary with the conference. Unfortunately, Paul suffered … Continue reading
Friday January 6, 2017[+]
An excerpt from the upcoming book by Armando Nieto, Mary Conrad, and Matt Pallamary: On Monday night two accomplished writers took the stage, one a newcomer, the other an old friend of the Conference. Elmore “Dutch” Leonard author of 32 … 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.