The Santa Barbara Author-Mentor Novel Workshop

Event Details

  • The Santa Barbara Author-Mentor Novel Workshop creates an intimate and professional environment that combines private meetings with small-group workshops, thus enabling aspiring authors to wisely approach the writing and publication of their novel. At the Santa Barbara event, aspiring authors will:


    1) Work one-on-one with top authors and savvy market professionals.
    2) Apply advanced story and narrative technique to their novel-in-progress.
    3) Hone and improve their writer voice and style.
    4) Learn the necessary inside mechanics of the publishing business.
    5) Leave the workshop with a detailed plan to work towards publication of their novel.

    Group workshop sessions will be interspersed with agent and author consultations, workshop assignments, as well as consults with workshop leaders.

    Faculty include Puliter prize-winning Jane Smiley and Robert Olen Butler, literary agent of renown, Kimberley Cameron, agent and major film producer Ken Atchity, writer/author and popular columnist, Cary Tennis, and Algonkian director and editor, Michael Neff.

    Because this workshop accepts far fewer writers than most conferences, those writers who are accepted are given more time to establish relationships with professionals who are present; and unlike several major celeb conferences, Santa Barbara AMW doesn't simply import name authors or agents to give inspirational messages and smile over cocktails.

    Our prize-winning faculty are there to meet with writers in a setting conducive to productive discussion of writing and publishing. Writers with manuscripts will have an opportunity to pitch their work, and writers with works-in-progress will be able to network and learn about the publishing biz.

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  • 2/28/13 at 8:00 AM -
    3/2/13 at 5:00 PM
  • Where
    Santa Barbara, CA Map
  • Host
    Algonkian Novel Workshops
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