Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Hook with curiosity, hold with suspense. And, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.

- Yvonne Nelson Perry

SwirlJoin us June 17-22, 2018!

Details for SBWC 2018 will be up soon.

The 2018 Santa Barbara Writers Conference begins at noon on Sunday, June 17 and goes until at least midnight Friday.

We will have an opening and closing night banquet as well as a cocktail party around the pool on agents day. Speaking of agents we will have 10 available for appointments on Tuesday, June 19.  

We will have five evening speakers Sunday through Thursdays nights. Every afternoon we will have a panel on some aspect of writing

We will have 25 talented workshop leaders conducting workshops M-F morning, afternoon and late into the night.

We will be announcing some specifics this week and more in coming days.

Registration is already open now. 

 We look forward to meeting you and hope you have an exciting week.

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 46th anniversary, June 17-22, 2018, and become a part of this on-going literary legacy.

Inspiring, Connecting, and Believing in Writers since 1972

"There's no such thing as an aspiring writer. If you're writing, you're a writer."

~Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, speaking at SBWC 2013

"You can't imagine what this conference meant to me. If it had not been for this conference, I'd probably still be sitting on a rerun of The Dating Game somewhere."

~Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, speaking at SBWC 2012


Special Thanks to Our Sponsor

 The Writer Magazine, official Sponsor of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference