In yesterday's newsletter, I offered a book prize to the person who could decipher our hints and come up with our theme for the year. Thanks for making it lots of fun for me, with a tremendous number of guesses coming in fast and furious, and no one wanting to admit defeat.
I'm delighted to award the theme-guessing book prize to Shari Green, who came up with not only the right answer, but a bunch of very creative alternatives, too. Thanks also to several others for your guesses. Loved seeing what you came up with. Unsurprisingly, attempting to distract writers by using an opposite that refers to printed text for the clue worked brilliantly, and the most common wrong guesses were about words and books and paper. Others were actually terrific, original ideas we should look at for...
Still no winner in our theme contest! Lots of most excellent guesses, but no one's come very close yet. Keep trying!
If you're following along, trying to figure out what our theme might be for this year, hint #1 is in our newletter. Hint #2 is on our Twitter feed. Hint #3 is this: the first hint was meant to make you think of opposites. (And possibly it was also designed to lead you down the garden path into things to do with words, too, since the opportunity was there for distraction from the right answer by choosing those particular opposites for the hint. *g*)
Got this in our email over the summer:Roses.jpg
Congratulations, Tamiko! We're thrilled for you, too!
I just wanted to thank you for helping me find an agent. I met Kris Rothstein from Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency during a pitch session - and then they signed me on. :) Thanks so much, Tamiko
And the Swayze Agency will be back at #SiWC13 this year, along with a ton of other agents and publshers. Want to check them out? Look HERE for agents and HERE for editors! And then come join us for our best year ever!
SiWC Young Writers Day
On Friday October 19, 2012, over 50 young writers from Surrey and the rest of Metro Vancouver attended the Surrey International Writer’s Conference.
“I wanted to come because I enjoy writing,” Lauren, a young writer, responded when asked what brought...
This post was written by writer and uber-volunteer Yilin Wang.
You can check out Yilin's writing blog here at yilinwriter.wordpress.com, as she carries on her adventures attending university in Edinburgh this fall!
SIWC: A Volunteer’s Perspective
When I stepped into the main ballroom on the Friday morning of the 2012 SIWC conference for Jane Espenson’s opening keynote, I saw an amazing sight: a crowded room with hundreds of writers talking about the ups and downs of the writing life, their latest writing projects, their favourite books, their hopes and dreams. I had never seen so many...
Not to be missed!
SiWC is a BIG conference, and we couldn't run it without a whole lot of amazing people. Right now, we are looking to fill a couple of important positions. Interested? Get in touch!
External Job Posting: Volunteer position
Pre-conference work to be completed on or before September 15, 2013
A Conference Basic pass which includes all three days of workshops and morning keynotes.
Does NOT include any meals or evening/afternoon keynotes, or hotel stay. (Approximately a $430 value)
Job Summary:To research all presenters and write an interesting and applicable...
The early rush has begun!
SiWC 2013 registration is now open. You can register at www.siwc.ca/registration.
Register early for best selection of appointments and master classes. Some of these fill up very quickly!