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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy Chung Hello, All!

This is your reminder that registration for SiWC 2013 opens this coming Wednesday, June 5, at noon Pacific.

This year’s conference runs Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27, with pre-conference master classes on Thursday, October 24. All conference events are held at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC.

Once registration opens, the link to our secure online registration form and our phone hours and phone number will be posted on our registration page here:

Before you register, check out your master class options here: This year we have one class for beginners, and five for experienced writers, tackling everything from taking your fiction to a deeper, stronger place to conquering the dreaded synopsis to creating your own website. These pre-conference classes require pre-registration, and you’ll get the best deal by registering for them when you register for the conference.

This year’s workshop and panel details are up on our site, too. Check them out here:

Once you’ve registered for the conference, don’t forget to book your hotel room. It will sell out! Use our SiWC conference rate for best room rates and bonus included in-room internet. Note that our rate is in place until it sells out or until September 15, so don’t leave it too long! Details here:

If you’ve been meaning to enter our writing contest but haven’t, yet, there’s still time! All the contest details are here:

Talking about us on Twitter? This year’s hashtag is #siwc13 for conference conversation. For our ongoing writing chat and cheerleading use #thisdaywewrite

Happy writing!

~ 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