The 43rd Annual SBWC will take place June 7 -12, 2015. Why the same dates as last year? This year’s conference will follow the same six-day format as before, but begin on a Sunday and end on a Friday. Be sure to note your calendars.
Like going back to our favorite summer camp, we’ll return to the Hyatt Santa Barbara armed with our manuscripts, laptops, and fresh ideas. For newbies, get ready to rub elbows with talented writers and workshop leaders, hear famous authors talk about their process, and feel the energy of the writing muse. And don’t forget to bring your super-sized travel mug to sip coffee into the wee hours during the pirate workshops.
This year’s evening speakers will include Mona Simpson (Casebook), Anthony Breznican (Brutal Youth), Meg Gardiner (The Dirty Secrets Club), and Tawni O’Dell (Back Roads). The early rate is available until March 15, and registration is limited to the first 200 students.
2015 Important Dates:
- January 1- March 15: Register for the early rate of $575
- March 1: Advance Submission opens (sign up to meet with an agent or editor)
- March 15: Last day for early registration price of $575
- March 16: Regular registration begins — $650
- May 3: Last day to submit manuscripts for Advance Submission
- May 6: Last day to take advantage of our group rate at the Hyatt Santa Barbara
- June 7 - 12: SBWC at the Hyatt Santa Barbara!
News, Anouncements & Happenings from SBWC Workshop Leaders, Students & Speakers
T.C. Boyle’s 25th novel, The Harder They Come, will be released March 31. The Washington Post called it one of the ten most anticipated novels of 2015.
Lisa Lenard-Cook’s first novel, Dissonance, was reissued last September by the Santa Fe Writers Project. It was selected as book of the year by several national public libraries in 2003 when it was first published.
Walter Halsey Davis’s play Panhandle, a musical drama about the Dust Bowl, recently ran at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley.
Matthew Pallamary delves into the magical world of shamanism once again in his new novel Eye of the Predator. The book was released in paperback in august and can be found on Amazon.com or at local bookstores.
Diana Raab will teach “Writing Lust” on Saturday, February 21, 4-5:30 PM at The Sacred Space in Summerland.
Tracy Shawn wrote a short opinion piece for Noozhawk.com about aging gracefully.
Jane Smiley’s recent novel, Some Luck, was longlisted for the National Book Award.
Dale Griffiths Stamos’s newest short film, Lost Music, which she wrote and associate produced, was selected for the Sedona International Film Festival.
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