Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Read great authors but don’t write to be great. Write to create, to inhabit a world you can grow into.

- Perie Longo
 
 
 
 

Opening night will be Sunday, June 17 2018. 

Workshop leader updates for 2018 are still in development.

Swirl2018 Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 18, 2017

12:00 pm - 6:30 pm Check-In
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Orientation, Welcome, Introductions
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm No Host Bar
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Opening Night Dinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Ross Macdonald Award Recipient Pico Lyer
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Announcing Soon
9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed)
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong)

Monday, June 19, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Concept, Content & Craft Janis Thomas
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford
Finding Your Voice in Memoir Catherine Ann Jones
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Seven Deadly Sins of Novel Writing Gar Anthony Haywood
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing (and Nonfiction) Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Manuscript Consultants Geoff Aggeler,Perie Longo,Michael Larsen,Duane Unkefer,Walter Halsey Davis
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Jervey Tervalon
Poetry Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The Way of Story Catherine Ann Jones
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Guest Speaker : Announcing Soon
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Eric Puchner
9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Concept, Content & Craft Janis Thomas
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Seven Deadly Sins of Novel Writing Gar Anthony Haywood
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
The Villain Drives the Plot: Elements of Character Gayle Lynds
Travel Writing (and Nonfiction) Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Manuscript Consultants Geoff Aggeler,Fred Klein,Michael Larsen,Duane Unkefer,Walter Halsey Davis
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Jervey Tervalon
Poetry Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Agent Panel 1 & 2
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Wine & Cheese Party
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Simon VanBooy
9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Fred Klein
Concept, Content & Craft Janis Thomas
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Seven Deadly Sins of Novel Writing Gar Anthony Haywood
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing (and Nonfiction) Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Manuscript Consultants Geoff Aggeler,Fred Klein,Michael Larsen,Duane Unkefer,Walter Halsey Davis
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Jervey Tervalon
Poetry Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm New Book Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Janet Fitch
9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Concept, Content & Craft Janis Thomas
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Seven Deadly Sins of Novel Writing Gar Anthony Haywood
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing (and Nonfiction) Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Manuscript Consultants Geoff Aggeler,Fred Klein,Michael Larsen,Duane Unkefer,Walter Halsey Davis
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Jervey Tervalon
Poetry Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
Writing a Book Proposal Michael Larsen
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Guest Speaker : Announcing Soon
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Stephen J. Ross
9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong

Friday, June 23, 2017

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

Concept, Content & Craft Janis Thomas
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Seven Deadly Sins of Novel Writing Gar Anthony Haywood
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing (and Nonfiction) Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr.
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Poetry Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
Compelling Nonfiction Benjamin Sutherland
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
Manuscript Consultants Geoff Aggeler,Fred Klein,Michael Larsen,Duane Unkefer,Walter Halsey Davis
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Jervey Tervalon
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
Storytelling Walter Halsey Davis
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Navigating the Amazon: Building Your Author Platform
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SBWC Dinner Celebration
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm SBWC Talent Show