For those of you following my journey to the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference, I thought I’d list the specific workshops I’ll be attending today.
1. Jerry Camarillo Dunn, Jr. Travel Writing
Mr. Dunn has worked for National Geographic for 25 years, first as an editor, writer, and columnist, then as a guidebook author. He has also written travel guides for the Smithsonian Institute and has been a contributing editor at Islands Magazine.
2. Barnaby Conrad, III The First Four Pages
Mr. Conrad is the author of 11 books of non-fiction including Absinthe, The Martini, and Ghost Hunting in Montana. He’s published hundreds of magazine articles and is co-founder of Kanbar & Conrad Books, an imprint of Council Oak Books where he edits fiction and non-fiction.
3. Dan Poynter Book Promotion for Writers, Introverts and other Reluctant Marketers
Mr. Poynter is the author of more than 125 books, has been a publisher since 1969. His seminars have been featured on CNN, and he travels more than 6,000 miles each week to share, inspire, and empower writers, publishers and professional speakers.
4, Monte Schulz Voice and Style
Mr. Schulz published his first novel in 1990 and spent ten years writing a thousand page novel of the Jazz Age published now in three parts by Fantagraphics Books. This Side of Jordan, The Last Rose of Summer, and The Big Town.
If you’re in the area, the evening speakers are open to the public. Tonight’s speaker is the award-winning author, Christopher Buckley. Author of”They Eat Puppies Don’t They”