The 45th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference was held from June 18 to June 23 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara in California. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, meetings with agents, and panel discussions. The faculty included poets Christopher Buckley and Perie Longo; fiction writers Barnaby Conrad III, Wylene Wisby Dunbar, Gayle Lynds, Matt Pallamary, Monte Schulz, and Dale Griffiths Stamos; and nonfiction writers Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Susan Miles Gulbransen, and Ernie Witham. Participating editors included Lucas Hunt (Orchard Literary), Jennifer March Soloway (Andrea Brown Literary) and Annie Hwang (Folio Literary). The cost of the conference was $650, which included some meals. Lodging was available at the conference hotel for discounted rates. Applications were accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for more information.
Santa Barbara Writers Conference, 27 West Anapamu Sreeet, Suite 305, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. (805) 568-1516.