Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Work is love, made visible (Kahlil Gibran)

- Davida Wills Hurwin

Opening night will be Sunday, June 17 2018. 

Workshop leader updates for 2018 are still in development.

Swirl2018 Conference Schedule: Writer Workshops


June 19 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
June 20 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
June 21 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
June 22 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
June 23 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Crafting Short Stories

Aristotle proclaimed all stories must have a beginning, middle and end. Test your story—be it a short-short or longer—in this intense workshop. Learn new techniques to strengthen your writing. People are reading short fiction; they often don't have time for anything else. Find out where and how to place your short stories. Bottom line: master your craft.

Workshop Leader

Yvonne Nelson Perry

I am the author of The Other Side of the Island, a short story collection set in a timeless Hawai’i and taken from a memoir. Over fifty stories of mine have been published in literary journals, magazines and anthologies, many receiving awards. Often sent into California schools as “a living writer” to promote the art of writing, I continue to teach at conferences and in private workshops. San Diego Writers/Editors Guild recently honored me with their ODIN, an award for outstanding work in the writing community. An editor for hire, I have been a workshop leader at SBWC for twenty years. [More]