Topic “Surrey International Writers Conference”

Back from SiWC 2007

I'm soooo tired but it's been a great weekend at the Surrey International Writers' Conference. Me and 800 other authors plus a miscellaneous assortment of editors, agents, and producers at a 3 day writing geek-fest.

I have a running summary of notes I was trying to edit into a post-able state but the 3 days away caught up to me too quick in the form of a couple of 1 hour phone calls. I'm really going to try to get my notes posted while it's still October and they're still relevant, but for tonight this is all you get!

SiWC

Writers Take Note

I've been really quite remiss on this subject, and meaning to blog about this for the last month. Without further procrastination:

SiWCThe Surrey International Writers' Conference is coming!

Check out www.siwc.ca. Don't wait to long, it usually sells out.

If you're a writer and are interesting in improving your writing craft and/or trying to sell your manuscript, this is the conference for you. The instructors are people working in the field and have a depth of experience you don't often get to draw from. There's also pitch sessions with honest to god real agents and editors you can sign up for.

If that isn't enough, you're surrounded by people who love writing and are phenomenally supportive of writers. While the cost isn't chump change, it's not expensive for a 3 day shindig and it's good value for dollar. The people who fly in from the US and Europe can back me up on that.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'll mention that I'm the webmaster this year. I was a regular attendee before, though, with my first conference in the mid nineties. Guess I grew on them.

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