Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Find the distinctive voices of your characters and then allow them the freedom to lead you through your story.

- Walter Dallenbach

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S.L. (Sid) Stebel & Karen Ford

About Me

Sid Stebel is a five times published novelist, produced screenwriter & playwright; twenty years teaching grad students at USC.

Karen Ford is a novelist and short story writer, a contributing editor to American Salon magazine and a 16-year veteran of the SBWC.

Recent publication credits include Ginosko Literary Journal, Ginosko Anthology 2, bosque (the magazine) where I was the winner of the 2015 Fiction Prize and Narrative Magazine, where I was the winner of their 2013 Winter Fiction contest.

What I require of my students

An open mind & willingness to learn...

My advice for writers who have never attended SBWC

Open your minds & savor the experience - more will be gained from immersion in all the SBWC has to offer than all the workshops in the world can give...