Register to attend the 2014 S.B. Writers Conference

For a writer, nothing is wasted. Sooner or later you can use everything you're experienced or heard about.

- Geoff Aggeler
 
 
 
 

 

Swirl2014 Conference Schedule

Saturday, June 7, 2014

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 : Jane Smiley
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Sunday, June 8, 2014

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 Historical Writing Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Maile Meloy
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Monday, June 9, 2014

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 : Caitlin Rother
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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 Working With An Editor Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Mark Childress
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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 First Book Panel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Break
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Guest Speaker : Laura Moriarty
9:00 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshops [+]

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

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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