A 40-year tradition among author and aspiring writers everywhere.
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From Barnaby Conrad to Monte Schulz: A Brief and Informal History of SBWC
Ray was one of our leaders. We miss you, Ray.
The Santa Barbara Writers Conference! Another great year!
A quick look at the conference schedule and writing workshops.
Renowned authors share their insight with aspiring writers.
A hand-picked group of professionals lead this year's writing workshops.
Prepare your manuscript for review by top agents and editors.
Learn about the business during our insightful afternoon panels.
The beachside Hyatt Santa Barbara hosts our beautiful week of events.
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“Rewriting separates the grownups from those who prefer wandering in the wilderness.”
Narrative Techniques in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
Pirate Workshop (w/ Lorelei Armstrong)
The First Four Pages - How to Start Your Story
Travel Writing Boot Camp / Interviewing Boot Camp
Story Structure For All Genres
Committing the Perfect Crime (Novel)
Writing for Children and Young Adults—From Talking Caterpillars to Flying Vampires & all the Open Spaces in Between
Rewriting Writing–Discovering Your Inner Editor
The Way of Story: The Craft and Soul of Writing
Finding Your Voice in Memoir
Discovering the Mind of Your Story
Nonfiction with a Fiction Twist
Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed)
Nonfiction and Memoir
Voice and Style
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop
The Truth of Fiction
The Craft of Humor Writing