Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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

- Perie Longo

Opening night will be Sunday, June 17 2018. 

Workshop leader updates for 2018 are still in development.

Swirl2018 Conference Schedule: Writer Workshops


June 19 9:00 am - 11:30 am
June 20 9:00 am - 11:30 am
June 21 9:00 am - 11:30 am
June 22 9:00 am - 11:30 am
June 23 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop

Those attending read their own work aloud for positive feedback moderated by me.

Workshop Leader

S.L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford

Sid Stebel is a five times published novelist, produced screenwriter & playwright; twenty years teaching grad students at USC.

Karen Ford is a novelist and short story writer, a contributing editor to American Salon magazine and a 16-year veteran of the SBWC.

Recent publication credits include Ginosko Literary Journal, Ginosko Anthology 2, bosque (the magazine) where I was the winner of the 2015 Fiction Prize and Narrative Magazine, where I was the winner of their 2013 Winter Fiction contest.[More]