Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Be regular & orderly in your life…so that you may be violent & original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert

- Lisa Lenard-Cook
 
 
 
 

Opening night will be Sunday, June 18 2017. 

Workshop leader updates for 2017 are still in development.
Check the print PDF for a more current version. 

Swirl2017 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
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Fannie Flagg
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 : Agent Angela Rinaldi: Never Start Your Book with a Description of the Weather
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Tracy Daugherty
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 : David Brin
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 : Lesley M. M. Blume
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 : Catherine Ryan Hyde
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Guest Speaker : Shanthi Sekaran
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