Nine More Days!

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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy ChungNine More Days!

Just nine days until this year’s Surrey International Writers’ Conference kicks off! Are you getting excited? We sure are!

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. Space is available in all registration packages and most master classes at the time of writing. Why not register today? Just not sure it’s going to work this year but hoping it will at the last minute? As long as we don’t sell out, you’ll be able to register on-site at our conference registration desk.

On our website, you’ll now find the list of authors who’ll be at our Saturday evening Book Fair. This free event, held between 5:30 and 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 23, is open to the public as well as conference attendees, so is a great chance for your friends and relatives to get a tiny taste of your SiWC experience.

Once again, we’ll be bringing you our Silent and Deadly Auction this year. And what a silent auction it’ll be! We have all sorts of wonderful goodies for you to choose from, and all funds raised go to offset the costs for next year’s conference. Items include gift baskets of lots of different kinds, books, photography, wine, and even a coveted electronic gadget. It’s a great chance to get some of your Christmas shopping out of the way early. We’ll have all the details for you in your registration pack. Don’t forget to bring your chequebook or cash for the silent auction; we don’t accept credit cards for those items.

On our blog at, you’ll find both ride- and room share blogs. Looking to carpool or share a hotel room but don’t have anyone in mind? Posts in the comments and maybe you’ll meet a new writing buddy to drive with or room with.

Your registration pack will include all the information you need to make the most of your conference experience, but if you have questions in the meantime, email anytime at kathychung at siwc dot ca!

~ Kathy
Kathy Chung
SiWC Conference Coordinator

The Surrey International Writers' Conference, held every October in British Columbia, is the most comprehensive conference of its kind in Canada. SiWC offers writers in all genres -- from beginners to experts -- the opportunity both to hone their craft and to expose their work to the international literary marketplace. For more information please visit