Register to attend the 2016 S.B. Writers Conference

Read great authors but don’t write to be great. Write to create, to inhabit a world you can grow into.

- Perie Longo
 
 
 
 

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 [+]

Geoff Aggeler
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
TBA Lucas Hunt
TBA Ara Grigorian
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
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 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 [+]

Geoff Aggeler
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
TBA Lucas Hunt
TBA Ara Grigorian
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
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/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 [+]

Geoff Aggeler,Lucas Hunt
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
TBA Lucas Hunt
TBA Ara Grigorian
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
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 The Road to Publication...The Rest of the Story
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 [+]

Geoff Aggeler
Lucas Hunt
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
TBA Ara Grigorian
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
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: The Craft and Soul of Writing Catherine Ann Jones
Voice and Style Monte Schulz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon Speaker: Jerry DiPego
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
Geoff Aggeler
Lucas Hunt
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
TBA Ara Grigorian
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
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 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