Register to attend the 2016 S.B. Writers Conference

Work is love, made visible (Kahlil Gibran)

- Davida Wills Hurwin
 
 
 
 

We are now a Sunday - Friday conference! Opening night will be Sunday, June 5, with keynote Rufi Thorpe!

Swirl2016 Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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 : Rufi Thorpe
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Monday, June 6, 2016

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,Karen K. Ford
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
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing 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
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Nonfiction and Memoir Rebecca Robins
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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 : Gayle Lynds
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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,Karen K. Ford
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
The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
The Truth of Fiction Wylene Wisby Dunbar
Travel Writing 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
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Nonfiction and Memoir Rebecca Robins
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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 : F. Paul Wilson
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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,Karen K. Ford
Mystery Writing Leonard Tourney
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Geoff Aggeler,Jerry Camarillo Dunn
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
Travel Writing 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
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Nonfiction and Memoir Rebecca Robins
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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 : Aline Ohanesian
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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,Karen K. Ford
Finding Your Voice in Memoir Catherine Ann Jones
Interviewing Boot Camp Jerry Camarillo Dunn
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
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
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Nonfiction and Memoir Rebecca Robins
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing Catherine Ann Jones
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 : Monte Schulz
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Friday, June 10, 2016

8:00 am - 10:00 pm Bookstore/Lounge
4:12 pm - 11:30 am

Morning Workshops [+]

The Right-Brain Experience Marilee Zdenek
Discovering the Mind of Your Story Lisa Lenard-Cook
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop S.L. (Sid) Stebel,Karen K. Ford
Interviewing Boot Camp Jerry Camarillo Dunn
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
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
Crafting Short Stories Yvonne Nelson Perry
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Nonfiction and Memoir Rebecca Robins
Poetry Christopher Buckley
Screenwriting Carmen Madden
Screenwriting Walter Halsey Davis
Story Structure For All Genres Dale Griffiths Stamos
The Craft of Humor Writing Ernie Witham
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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