Marcia Meier is an award-winning journalist, author, poet, photographer, teacher, and former director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.
Meier wrote and edited for daily newspapers for twenty years; was marketing and communications director for a liberal arts college; and has taught college-level courses in journalism, column-writing and the impact of media on society. She continues to teach private writing workshops and retreats, and can be contacted through Red Room or through her personal Web site, at marciameier.com.
She is the author of Santa Barbara, Paradise on the Pacific (Longstreet Press, 1996) and freelances for a number of publications in print and online, including Santa Barbara Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Central Coast Magazine, The Huffington Post and Miller-McCune Magazine online. She wrote a personal column for five years while she was editorial page editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press, and wrote a column on women and business for two years for OC Metro magazine. Her book, Navigating the Rough Waters of Today’s Publishing World: Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders, was published by Quill Driver Books in March 2010.
Reading, writing, hiking, skiing, wine tasting, hanging out with friends.
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