Economy Puts Santa Barbara Writers Conference on the Shelf

The economic downturn has claimed its latest victim: The 36th annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference. The conference eventually was moved to the Miramar Hotel. When the Miramar was shuttered in 2000, the conference took its only other yearlong break, resuming the following year at Westmont College. In 2004, the Conrads sold the conference to Meier, who moved the event to Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort Hotel. more

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