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 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

Voice and Style

This is a workshop about finding the right voice or style to fit your story or novel or even poem. Writers are most known for how they tell a story, rather than the tale itself. Style is how we as writers present ourselves to the world.

Workshop Leader

Monte Schulz

I’ve taught at the SBWC since 2001, and have been a writer for thirty-eight years. I published my first novel in 1990 and spent ten years writing a thousand page novel of the Jazz Age that is being published in three parts by Fantagraphics Books between 2009 and 2012. [More]