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kcdyer, Sunday March 8, 2009 - 5:04pm

Check out the photos from SiWC 2008 now on the site, courtesy of the astonishing Ursula Maxwell Lewis!



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kcdyer, Thursday March 5, 2009 - 4:32pm

Writer and poet Susan McCaslin has served as an honoured judge for our writing contest in year's past. Here's a press release regarding a little good news for her!


The Alfred Gustav Press  Series Two: three new chapbooks Why join The Alfred Gustav Press community? Invigorating, original, previously unpublished poetry in a creatively designed handmade artefact signed by the poet.Habitat consists of the long title poem and several shorter poems that evoke various aspects of city life seen in both positive and negative lights and permeated by the search of the poet, in his role as citizen, for a viable community. by Christopher Levenson Christopher’s last book of poetry, Local Time, appeared with StoneFlower Press, Ottawa, in 2006. His first...

kcdyer, Wednesday March 4, 2009 - 8:11pm
  A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW is now available in bookstores everywhere. The book is being launched on-line and live in several venues around Vancouver's Lower Mainland.    Check out all the details on kc's blog ... everyone welcome!   ~kc also blogging as leftwriter
kcdyer, Wednesday March 4, 2009 - 8:28pm

Former SiWC presenter alumnus Michael Bourret  (of Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency) is featured in the 'Guide to Literary Agents' blog today, highlighting his upcoming appearance on the Editor Unleashed site.

 He'll be doing a live chat on Wednesday, March 11, 2008. Check it out!



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kcdyer, Tuesday March 3, 2009 - 9:40pm

in 'Guide to Literary agents blog post HERE.


Giving GREAT advice, as usual!



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kcdyer, Thursday February 5, 2009 - 4:59pm
Tags: twitter, tweets

Some time closer to the summer we'll be setting up a Twitter account for the SiWC, but in the meantime, if you're a twitterfiend, I'll be tweeting SiWC blog posts and other stuff on my own twitter account, which you can find here: @kcdyer

 Tweet ya later!



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kcdyer, Thursday February 5, 2009 - 4:26pm

Just read a very cool article about SiWC past presenter Kelley Armstrong, who is now  when she is not putting out new books -- she has THREE coming out this year!) writing for Joss Whedon's ANGEL comic book series.

I LOVE the very funky author photo they've put up for her!

Read all about it HERE.



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kcdyer, Saturday January 31, 2009 - 11:49am

The Board is reconvening after winter break and will be making some decisions regarding the faculty for the upcoming SiWC 2009. When we have some firm acceptances to our invitations, I'll be posting them here. So keep your eyes on the blog to get a first taste of all that SiWC will hold!

 In other news, there are a few new pix up in the gallery section of the website. If you've got pix you'd like to share, drop me a line at and I'll do my best to get them up where everyone can enjoy them.


kcdyer, Monday January 26, 2009 - 8:04pm

Lovers of all things Slade rejoice!

Long time-presenter and friend of the conference (yep -- that's he and his lovely daughter Rebecca standing with Board members on our front web-page...) has a brand spanking new website.

Check it out HERE: Slade's New Website.

It's chock full of tall tales and pictures -- sites from where his stories take place to a Very Worried Looking Alice Cooper.




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kcdyer, Sunday January 25, 2009 - 6:48pm
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