October already!

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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy ChungOctober already!

The leaves are changing colour and the rain has returned to SiWC Central. In just two-and-a-half weeks, we’ll be setting up at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel to welcome you to this year’s Surrey International Writers’ Conference.

Have you registered yet? Space is still available in all registration packages and master classes at the time of writing this, though a couple of master classes are getting very close to full. Registration will remain open until October 18 online at www.siwc.ca and October 15 by phone. Why not register today? For you true procrastinators, we will also have on-site registration at the conference, as long as we don’t sell out before then.

REFER-A-FRIEND PROMOTION: We are so lucky to have great word-of-mouth advertising from our attendees, and we’d like to reward you for it. If you refer a friend who registers for SiWC between now and October 18, email me at kathychung at siwc dot ca to tell me about it, and I’ll enter you both in a draw for a prize package valued at over $50, including a signed hardcover book by one of our presenters and a coveted SiWC t-shirt.

If you’ve been following our blog, you know we’ve revealed this year’s theme. In case you missed it, it’s fantasy: world of imagination. That means Saturday night is your chance to pull out your hobbit feet, your Harry Potter glasses, or any other costume that fits with your take on our theme. We’re not picky! Costumes are definitely not required, if you don’t want to wear one, but if you decide you’d like to get in the spirit a little bit and don’t have anything to wear, we’ll have a few fantasy-related bits and pieces for sale at our registration desk.

Once again this year, we’ll have our Silent But Deadly Auction on Friday and Saturday at the conference. Looks like we’ll have a great list of items for you to bid on. With the silent auction, our trade show, and our Saturday night book signing, SiWC gives you a great opportunity to do a little early Christmas shopping (for others or for yourself: we won’t tell!).

As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions. You can reach us through the contact form on our website or email me directly at kathychung at siwc dot ca.

See you very soon!

~ 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 http://www.siwc.ca