“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
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
Panels and Panelist Bios
Tuesday, June 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Agents and Editors will discuss querying etiquette, finding the right agent/editor, tips on attracting an agent. Also, what should the writer know before becoming a client or “writer bewares.” They will also touch on trends and changes in the marketplace, the future of publishing as they see it, and how the role of the agent/editor has evolved.
First Book Panel
Monday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m.
This panel focuses on the excitement, the investment, and the trials and tribulations of being a first time novelist. What would you have done differently had you only known? Panelists, whether working with a major publishing house or small press, will discuss their experiences throughout the publishing process: agents, editors, publicity, book signings, and reviews.
The Rest of the Story
Friday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Details to be announced