Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

Start clean and simple. Don’t try to write pretty or noble or big. Try to say just what you mean. This is hard because you have to find out what you mean, and that’s work, real work. (Gertrude Stein)

- Rebecca Robins
 
 
 
 

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 [+]

Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
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 First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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
Manuscript Consultants Geoff Aggeler,Perie Longo,Michael Larsen,Duane Unkefer,Walter Halsey Davis
MarketingtheMuse Marla Miller
Memoir Jervey Tervalon
Poetry Laure-Anne Bosselaar
Poetry Laure-Anne Bosselaar
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 [+]

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 [+]

Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
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 First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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
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 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 [+]

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
Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
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 First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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
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 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 [+]

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 [+]

Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
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 First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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
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 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 [+]

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 [+]

Dramatic Fiction Carmen Madden
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 First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story Barnaby Conrad III
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
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 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