Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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. We will have our speakers scheduled soon.

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 [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. 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 Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
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
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody 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 Renaldi: 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 [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
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 [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
The Villain Drives the Plot: Elements of Character Gayle Lynds
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
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody 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 [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
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 [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
Surviving Rejection and the Business of Writing Ken Sherman
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
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
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Publishing and Self Agenting in the Literary Market Lucas Hunt
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody 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 First 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 [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
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 [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Part I - Story Beats Ara Grigorian
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
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
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody 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 : Armando Lucas Correa
9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Night Owl Nonfiction Michael Larsen
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 [+]

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Part II–Story Arc Ara Grigorian
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
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
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Rewriting is Writing -- Discovering Your Inner Editor Melody 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 The Rest of the Story
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SBWC Dinner Celebration
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm SBWC Talent Show