Register to attend the 2015 S.B. Writers Conference

Rewriting separates the grownups from those who prefer wandering in the wilderness.

- S.L. (Sid) Stebel
 
 
 
 

We are now a Sunday - Friday conference! Opening night will be Sunday, June 7, with keynote Mona Simpson! The 2015 schedule will follow the same six-day format as our 2014 conference, but starting one day later. Please check back for the official 2015 schedule which will be posted shortly.

Swirl2015 Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 7, 2015

12:00 pm - 6:30 pm Check-In
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm New Student Orientation
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Opening Night Dinner
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Conference Welcome/Introductions
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Mona Simpson
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Monday, June 8, 2015

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

Morning Workshops [+]

Discovering the Mind of Your Story Lisa Lenard-Cook
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
So You Want to Write a Children’s Book? Everything You Need to Know About Genre, Kid-Appeal, and Finding the Heart of Your Story Bruce Hale
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing Boot Camp / Interviewing Boot Camp Jerry Camarillo Dunn
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Enhanced Yvonne Nelson Perry
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting Writing–Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing Catherine Ann Jones
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm First Book Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Anthony Breznican
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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

Morning Workshops [+]

Discovering the Mind of Your Story Lisa Lenard-Cook
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
So You Want to Write a Children’s Book? Everything You Need to Know About Genre, Kid-Appeal, and Finding the Heart of Your Story Bruce Hale
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing Boot Camp / Interviewing Boot Camp Jerry Camarillo Dunn
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Enhanced Yvonne Nelson Perry
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting Writing–Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Agent/Editor Panel
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Wine & Cheese Party
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Meg Gardiner
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

Morning Workshops [+]

Discovering the Mind of Your Story Lisa Lenard-Cook
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
So You Want to Write a Children’s Book? Everything You Need to Know About Genre, Kid-Appeal, and Finding the Heart of Your Story Bruce Hale
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing Boot Camp / Interviewing Boot Camp Jerry Camarillo Dunn
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Enhanced Yvonne Nelson Perry
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting Writing–Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Nonfiction
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Tawni O'Dell
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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

Morning Workshops [+]

Discovering the Mind of Your Story Lisa Lenard-Cook
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
So You Want to Write a Children’s Book? Everything You Need to Know About Genre, Kid-Appeal, and Finding the Heart of Your Story Bruce Hale
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing Boot Camp / Interviewing Boot Camp Jerry Camarillo Dunn
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Enhanced Yvonne Nelson Perry
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting Writing–Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mystery Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : TBA
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Friday, June 12, 2015

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

Morning Workshops [+]

Discovering the Mind of Your Story Lisa Lenard-Cook
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel
Finding Your Voice in Memoir Catherine Ann Jones
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist Susan Miles Gulbransen
Phantastic Fiction Matthew Pallamary
Poetry Perie Longo
So You Want to Write a Children’s Book? Everything You Need to Know About Genre, Kid-Appeal, and Finding the Heart of Your Story Bruce Hale
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing Boot Camp / Interviewing Boot Camp Jerry Camarillo Dunn
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Workshops [+]

Basic Fiction Duane Unkefer
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Enhanced Yvonne Nelson Perry
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Rewriting Writing–Discovering Your Inner Editor Melodie Johnson Howe
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Building Your Author Platform Panel
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SBWC Awards Banquet
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed) John Reed
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong) Lorelei Armstrong
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm SBWC Talent Show