A 40-year tradition among author and aspiring writers everywhere.
There's a reason he loves this conference
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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“For a writer, nothing is wasted. Sooner or later you can use everything you're experienced or heard about.”
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
Finding Your Secret Story - Fiction Workshop
Story Structure For All Genres
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
Crafting Short Stories
Pirate Workshop (w/ John Reed)
Nonfiction and Memoir
Voice and Style
The Truth of Fiction
The Craft of Humor Writing
The Right-Brain Experience