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The Santa Barbara Writers Conference: June 5-10, 2016

June 5-10, 2016
SwirlSBWC 2016: June 5-10, Hyatt Santa Barbara Dear Writers,Registration for the 2016 Santa Barbara Writers Conference is open!

The 44thAnnual SBWC will take place June 5-10, 2016.  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.

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: Rufi Thorpe(The Girls from Corona del Mar), Gayle Lynds(The Assassins), F. Paul Wilson (Aftershock), Aline Ohanesian (Orhan's Inheritance) and Monte Schulz(Crossing Eden).   The early rate is available until March 15, and registration is limited to the first 200 students. 

Our 44th Year!


"A most stimulating time—a glorious week!" — Eudora Welty

"The best in the nation." — James A. Michener

"An important and wonderful week." — Elmore Leonard

"SBWC offers aspiring talents opportunities to have their work seen by professionals who can help them reach publication." — Los Angeles Times

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For those of you hoping to schedule a private meeting with an editor or agent this year, Advance Submission will open for registration March 1. You must be a registered student to take part in Advance Submission. More about the program can be found here.We hope you’ll join us for our fabulous 44th year!

Write On! Grace Rachow and the SBWC Team

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” — Ernest Hemingway

2016 Important Dates:

  • January 1­­- March 15Register 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 1: Last day to sign up to meet with an editor or agent
  • May 6: Last day to take advantage of our group rate at the Hyatt Santa Barbara
  • June 5 - 10: SBWC at the Hyatt Santa Barbara!

Be sure to “like” our official Facebook page, which is the best place for conference updates. You can also join our new Facebook group for fun postings from SBWC workshop leaders and students.

News, Announcements & Happenings from SBWC Workshop Leaders, Students & Speakers

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