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S.L.(Sid) Stebel and Karen Ford

Finding Your Secret Story


Monday - Friday
1:00-3:30 PM
RM 269

Those attending read their own work aloud for positive feedback moderated by workshop leaders.

Message to Students

We require of our students an open mind & willingness to learn… Our advice for writers who have never attended SBWC: Open your minds and 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.


Sid Stebel is a five times published novelist, produced screenwriter & playwright, and spent 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. Her recent publication credits include Ginosko Literary Journal; Ginosko Anthology 2; Narrative Magazine, where she was the winner of the 2013 Winter Fiction contest; and bosque (the magazine), where she was the winner of the 2015 Fiction Prize.