Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Rewriting separates the grownups from those who prefer wandering in the wilderness.

- S.L. (Sid) Stebel

SwirlStaff: Click on the workshop leaders' photos to see more about each one.

Favorite Books:

Richard Ford, John Gardner, Raymond Carver, Thomas McGuane, J.P. Donleavy, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Writing tip I live by:

The writer's main job is to get it out of our heads and on the paper--so write!

Duane Unkefer

About Me

I am the best-selling author of Gray Eagles, Code Sakura, and a new writing book, Basic Fiction. I was a SBWC fiction workshop leader for 10 years and have been teaching this course at SBCC Adult Education for 20 years.

What I require of my students

That they pay attention--and take a lot of notes.

My advice for writers who have never attended SBWC

Besides the opportunity to choose from a variety of different workshops, you'll get to meet a whole bunch of people who are just as crazy (about writing) as you are.