Santa Barbara Writers Conference cancelled this year

I was all excited to return to the Santa Barbara Writers Conference in June, but it’s been canceled this year due to the slow economy. This isn’t new news but as June approaches I thought I would mention it. The event was a lot of fun last year and well worth while. The conference is set to resume in 2010, and I hope to be there.

I’ll still likely be in Santa Barbara for a week in June, but sadly there will be no workshops or presentations to attend, no daily lunches or dinners with writer friends. There’s only one good thing about the conference being cancelled, and that is that I will surely get a lot more writing done. It’ll be the regular solitary work though, a sort of conference of one.