Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Find the distinctive voices of your characters and then allow them the freedom to lead you through your story.

- Walter Dallenbach

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

The Truth of Fiction

There is as much, if not more, truth in good fiction than any other written text. The more there is, the better the work and it's not about the research. This seminar discusses good examples of fictional truth and how to get it in your own writing.

Workshop Leader

Wylene Wisby Dunbar

I am the author of Margaret Cape (1997; winner, MIAL Best Fiction 1998); My Life with Corpses (2004); Entanglement (In progress). My life as a novelist has involved several other different areas of endeavor, including being a professor of Philosophy and, later, of Law. I also spent over a decade as a civil trial lawyer and, for the past seven years, have served as the CEO of an advanced physics research and development company.[More]