Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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For a writer, nothing is wasted. Sooner or later you can use everything you're experienced or heard about.

- Geoff Aggeler

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Matthew Pallamary

SBWC Workshops:

Phantastic Fiction

Favorite Books:

All of Ray Bradbury’s works, Stephen King, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Pete Dexter, Terence McKenna, Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, Ruth Beebe Hill—Hanta Yo, Peter Matthiessen— At Play In The Fields Of The Lord, Schwaller De Lubicz—The Temple Of Man…

Writing tip I live by:

Writing equals ass in chair

Matthew Pallamary

About Me

Multiple award winning author Matthew J. Pallamary ’s historical novel Land Without Evil, received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award and was adapted into a magical stage and sky show which was the subject of an EMMY nominated episode of a PBS series, Arts in Context. He has taught a Phantastic Fiction workshop at the Southern California Writers' Conference , the Santa Barbara Writers' Conference, and numerous other venues for over 25 years. His memoir Spirit Matters took first place in the San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book Category. He frequently visits the jungles, mountains, and deserts of North, Central, and South America pursuing his studies of shamanism and ancient cultures.

What I require of my students

Dedication and a willingness to listen and pay attention.

My advice for writers who have never attended SBWC

Pace yourself and forget about writing for awhile after the conference so you can integrate the experience on subconscious levels.