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KathyChung, Tuesday September 13, 2011 - 3:02pm

It's nearly time...

 

Get ready.

 

Wondering which of your myriad costumes will best serve your needs on SiWC Saturday night, if you're a costume-y kind of writer?

 

Wondering when you'll get a chance to be The Winner and identify our Saturday night theme?

 

Wonder just a little longer, friends. But it's coming. Soon...

KathyChung, Monday September 12, 2011 - 12:24pm

Have you been meaning to register for SiWC this year, but haven't done it yet? Get on it this week and save a few dollars.

Early bird prices expire at the end of the day (that's 11:59:59pm Pacific) on September 15. That's THIS Thursday. (I _know_! How can it be the middle of September already?!)

In honour of the deadline, I'll do a book draw on Friday for everyone who registers by the end of early bird. Yes, that counts all you super early birds, too. Hear that, BJ? :)

KathyChung, Friday September 9, 2011 - 9:42am

This is IT! Today is the last day to get your entries in for the SiWC Writing Contest.

Four categories, $4500+ in prizes.

Entries must be postmarked or received in email by midnight tonight, Friday, September 9.

All the details are on our site here: www.siwc.ca/contest/2011

Don't procrastinate and miss out. Get your short stories, non-fiction, poetry, or writing for kids in TODAY!

Good luck!

KathyChung, Wednesday September 7, 2011 - 10:55am

It's time once again for our annual hotel room share blog.

The comments section of this post is the place for you to connect with potential roommates to share costs at our conference hotel, the Sheraton Guildford. (Hotel information under "attendee info" on our left sidebar menu.)

Please note that we provide this space as a courtesy, and are not involved at all in the process. We do not monitor the connections, and in most cases do not know the people who post, so posts and connections are at your own risk. Please be diligent and be safe!

That being said, lots of new friends have been made at SiWC through splitting hotel costs. Have a room you want to share or hoping to join someone who already has one? Post away.

We suggest posting the...

KathyChung, Tuesday September 6, 2011 - 3:53pm

Attention teens!

Love to write? Here's your chance to win a free pass to young writers day at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (held at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Surrey, on Friday, October 21, a Pro-D day). 

Prize includes day pass for all Friday workshops plus a bagged lunch.   For your chance to win, simply look at our Friday schedule (http://www.siwc.ca/schedule/2011/friday)  and tell us in 100 words or less what your top workshop pick would be, and why.  

Email your entry to c.merrells at siwc dot ca along with your name, grade, and school.  Contest closes September 30. 

Winner will be contacted via email on October 1.

kcdyer, Friday September 2, 2011 - 3:49pm
Tags: contest

It's time!

Time for the last-minute rush, of course.

September is here and our contest time is nigh. Details, of course can be found here:  http://www.siwc.ca/contest/2011. But what you need to know now is that the deadline is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

Just to be clear, we need to receive your entry before midnight on Friday, September 9, 2011. And yes, you can email us! Email your entry to contest@siwc.ca. * You can then mail us your cheque to the address listed with the contest details. [We are working on installing a PayPal button so you can pay your $15 entry fee that way. Watch this space -- we'll let you know when we have it up and...

kcdyer, Friday September 2, 2011 - 3:23pm
Tags: contest

It's time!

Time for the last-minute rush, of course.

September is here and our contest time is nigh. Details, of course can be found here:  http://www.siwc.ca/contest/2011. But what you need to know now is that the deadline is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

Just to be clear, we need to receive your entry before midnight on Friday, September 9, 2011. And yes, you can email us! Email your entry to contest@siwc.ca. * You can then mail us your cheque to the address listed with the contest details. [We are working on installing a PayPal button so you can pay your $15 entry fee that way. Watch this space -- we'll let you know when we have it up and...

KathyChung, Tuesday August 9, 2011 - 10:29am

Happy August, ladies and gents!

Those of you paying close attention will notice I'm a day late awarding this book prize. Sorry 'bout that. But never fear, the cut-off date was exactly as promised, with everyone who had registered by the end of August 7 entered to win.

The prize? A book, of course. If you're our lucky winner, your prize will be waiting for you at our registration desk in October.

As usual, I relied on a trusty random number generator to pick the winner, who is...

 

Hayley Lavik!

 

Congratulations, Hayley!

And BJ? You don't even want to know how close you were this time. Maybe next time!

More soon!

KathyChung, Thursday July 28, 2011 - 1:56pm

I'm ba-ack! Did you miss me? I was offline for a couple of weeks of holidays. Now that I'm home, the weather is finally starting to hint at being summer-like here at SiWC Central, and for the first time this year, I'm writing a blog post on the patio under a clear blue sky. Lovely!

Registration has been going swimmingly. August 7 will mark two months since we opened our doors, so I'm going to celebrate, because I can, with a book draw. I'll pull a random name or two from the list of everyone who's registered by the end of day on August 7. If you're already on the list, you're in. The sooner your register, the more chances you'll get to have a free book added to your registration package.

Finally for today, I'm so pleased to be able to introduce you to...

KathyChung, Wednesday June 29, 2011 - 9:37pm
Tags: SFU

Our friends at SFU are putting on some great summer programs again this year. What follows is directly from them, in their own words. Note the contest deadline of JUNE 30 (tomorrow!)

Symposium of the Book contest: The deadline is June 30th. Our prizepackage includes a Kobo Reader, tickets to the Vancouver Writers Festival, ahotel stay in Vancouver, tickets to our True Accounts Book Symposium withfive books, and several magazine and newspaper subscriptions.Here is the link with the updated information:http://www.ccsp.sfu.ca/pubworks/Pages/symposium_contest.html

In addition to our publishing workshops, we are also offering severalworkshops for writers that your mailing list may be...

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