• SiWC Writers & Filmmakers discuss the ins and outs of taking a book to film.

  • Award-winning author Jim C. Hines offers a keynote address on the raw power of the written word.

  • Author and broadcaster JJ Lee talks about writing biography.

  • Writer Jane Espenson chats one-on-one with long-time friend of the conference Pamela Patchet.

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An Attendee's View

KathyChung, September 29, 2014 - 2 comments
With #siwc14 coming up in less than a month, we though some of you might be wondering what to expect, especially if it's your first time or you're on the fence about committing to coming. We could tell you, but we couldn't say it any better than our attendees do. This guest post comes to you from Ev Bishop, a writer who makes the trek to SiWC as often as she can. Enjoy! Because I just realized that it’s exactly a month until I leave for the 2014 Surrey International Writers’ Conference, I give you a happy pre-conference blurt that I wrote way back on June 10th, 2009 just after I paid my registration fee and booked my hotel and flights for SiWC 2009. I didn’t attend last year’s conference because I was (Oh, poor me!) in London. The year before that (so 2013) my father had just passed away, and the conference was a blur. To say I’m excited about this year, but also a bit unsettled, worried that it will trigger unhappy memories, is an understatement. I know he’d want me to attend,...