Two Weeks Until SiWC 2012!

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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy ChungHello, All!

SiWC 2012 runs October 19-21 with master classes on October 18. That’s just two weeks away!

Have you been following our blog? Recent posts have included excellent SiWC Success Stories and information about our Thursday evening fundraising gala event at the Strawberry Hill Chapters. Check it out!

Here at SiWC Central, we’re busy with all the last-minute planning, and are very excited about bringing you our 20th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference. Have you seen our presenter list for this year? We hope you’ll find it as exciting as we do! Bios are all on our site, but here’s the list for your reference:

Mary Balogh
Nancy Bell
Laura Bradford
Ginger Calem
Michael Carr
Eileen Cook
Dean Cooke
Sean Cranbury
kc dyer
April Eberhardt
Claire Eddy
Hallie Ephron
Jane Espenson
Dennis Foon
Diana Gabaldon
Steve Geck
Linda Gerber
Valerie Gray
Ed Griffin
Doreen Holmes
Chris (CC) Humphreys
Susanna Kearsley
Mary Robinette Kowal
Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Fiona Tinwei Lam
Sarah LaPolla
Evelyn Lau
Jen Sookfong Lee
JJ Lee
Ruth Linka
Elizabeth Lyon
Donald Maass
Victoria Marini
Jill Marr
Grant McKenzie
Boyd Morrison
Vickie Motter
Sharan Newman
Bree Ogden
Anne Perry
Sheri Radford
Linda L Richards
Sheila Roberts
Gigi Rosenberg
Andy Ross
Kris Rothstein
Luke Ryan
Robert J Sawyer
Michael Slade
Sam Sykes
Nephele Tempest
Carol Tice
Amanda Vogel
Carly Watters
Jack Whyte

We have something for everyone, whether your focus is fiction of any sort, non-fiction, screenwriting, freelancing, social media, theatre or simply absorbing as much information about all areas of writing as you can over three days.

Have you registered yet? In case you’re a procrastinator, here are the important deadlines to note: online registration will close at 23:59:59 Pacific on Monday, October 15. Phone registration will close at noon Pacific on Wednesday, October 10. Don’t miss out!

Already registered? Keep an eye out for our pre-conference email, coming soon!

Want to add a master class to your registration? Call us! There is currently space in all classes, including one spot that has just opened in Jack Whyte’s full class.

All the information about registration, the workshop schedule, presenter bios, the conference hotel and more is on our site at

And, as always, we’re here for your questions. You can contact me 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