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— by Michelle Drown; Santa Barbara has long been a stomping ground for writers — Ross Macdonald, T.C. Boyle, Sue Grafton, Margaret Millar, and Pico Iyer, to name a few, have found literary fame while living in our seaside hamlet. The city is also host to the annual Santa Barbara Writers Conference (SBWC), which allows aspiring and seasoned scribes to comingle. Founded in 1972 by Barnaby Conrad, the six-day conference includes workshops, panels, speakers, and manuscript consultation. This year’s event kicks off June 16 by honoring author Lisa See with the Ross Macdonald Literary Award, which is bestowed on “a California writer whose work raises the standard of literary excellence,” according to the SBWC…

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June 10, 2019