Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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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. 

Workshop leader updates for 2017 are still in development.
Check the print PDF for a more current version. 

Swirl2017 Conference Schedule: Writer Workshops


June 18 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
June 19 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
June 20 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
June 21 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
June 22 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed)

This is a lively, spirited read-and-critique session, often stretching into the wee, small hours of the morning.

Workshop Leader

John Reed

In addition to being on the staff at the SBWC, I have published two novels, and have been teaching writing courses and conducting workshops around the country for 25 years. I operate an editing and critique service for writers. [More]