“Start clean and simple. Don’t try to write pretty or noble or big. Try to say just what you mean. This is hard because you have to find out what you mean, and that’s work, real work. (Gertrude Stein)”- Rebecca Robins
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
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