Write On—Let’s Hope: On the Beat

Barnaby Conrad arrived in Santa Barbara in the early 1970s having written a blockbuster (Matador, three million copies sold so far), and decided to start a writers conference. … Meier did bring in name speakers, including cop novelist Joe Wambaugh (with an assist from Conrad). But when she moved the conference to Westmont College after the Miramar was out of the picture, participants found it difficult to find their way there and complained that no booze was available. more

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