The Week After... turns out that the week after the conference is ALMOST as nutso as the week before. So much to do -- so many thanks to share, waves goodbye to flutter, kisses to blow -- well, you get the picture.

Kathy Chung has taken the reins of the position of coordinator, and you will see her around here a lot more, very soon. But don't think you've gotten rid of me completely -- no sirree. I'll still be around like a bad penny, turning up when you least expect it. I've accepted a position on the Board, and as the biggest resident geek in the place, I'll still be hovering around the blog, of course.

For today, I'd like to give you a taste of what some of the attendees have to say about SiWC 2009 on line. Didn't make it this year? Have a read of some of these blog posts, and get a feel for what you missed. 

Registration for SiWC 2010 is a mere 6 or 7 months away! But don't take MY word for how great it is...


Here are some reasons why you shouldn't miss NEXT year's festivities:

Gemma and Teresa LOVE the SiWC!

A Contest Winner Shares the Glow.

A Novel Woman Sees SiWC as a sign...

Photographer Don Denton shares a visual peek into the conference.

Cheryl wishes she'd stayed longer...

Presenter Anthony Flacco shares his thoughts

 A volunteer longs for more...

A young writer shares her excitement

 Denise Jaden shares a fangirl moment with MegTilly

A writer shares the details

Presenter Richard Scrimger speed dates at Surrey


Sandra Wickham shares photographic evidence of a good time...

If you have seen other links about the SiWC 2009 experience, please share them in the comments!



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Wow, I opened up the young writers link and there's my blog. Cool => thanks for everything you've put into the conference kc you have done an AMAZING JOB and will continue to be invaluable as a board member as well! Welcome also to kathy chung you'll do great =>

Hey Alison,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about SiWC with us. Young writers rule!!!


kc dyer
SiWC Board

I've read several of these great posts already, after searching the web for any crumbs from the SiWC table (since I wasn't able to attend). ;) Looking forward to reading the rest of them!
Another link you can add is -- she's doing a series of posts on the conference.

It was very enjoyable to read the posts by other attendees. I also mentioned the Conference on my blog, and may add more details in the future ^^

Thanks for providing the links to other blog writers sharing their experience at the conference. It's great to relive the experience and keep the excitement and motivation going now that I'm back home. Kudos to the volunteers, SiWC was a great experience (I'm blogging about it over on The Prairies - - today). Can't wait for next year.

Tremendous conference. I hope to be back next year. There is another post on the Prairie Chicks blog today(Jana Richards), not to mention various comments from time to time as topics remind us of the great experience we had at SiWC. My post tomorrow provides a link to Lisa Rector's website where her checklist can be downloaded, and highlights that I have culled from my notes on her eloquent and inspiring presentation.