Two Weeks Until SiWC 2013!

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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy ChungHello, All!

SiWC 2013 runs October 25-27 with master classes on October 24. That's just two weeks away!

As in past years, four of our presenters will be making the drive over to Strawberry Hill on the Thursday evening from 7-9 for a fundraising gala event at the Strawberry Hill Chapters at 72nd and Scott Rd. Check it out!

Here at SiWC Central, we're busy with all the last-minute planning, and are very excited about bringing you our 21st 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:

Frances Backhouse      
DD Barant
Allison Beda
Nancy Bell
Pam Binder
Elizabeth Boyle
Susan Chang
Simon Clews
Wayde Compton
Eileen Cook
Rachel Coyne
Ivan Coyote
Sean Cranbury
Anthony Dalton
Maggie de Vries      
Robert Dugoni
kc dyer
Hallie Ephron
Linda Epstein
Carolyn Forde
Diana Gabaldon
Zsuzsi Gartner
Heidi Greco
Ed Griffin
Janet Gurtler
Bruce Hale
Jim C. Hines
Doreen Holmes
Mandy Hubbard
Seth Jaret
Michelle Johnson
Susanna Kearsley
Adrienne Kerr
Katie Lane
JJ Lee
Jill Marr
Jodi McIsaac
Kristin Nelson
Susin Nielsen
Patricia Ocampo
Emily Ohanjanians      
Anne Perry
J.A. Pitts
Jane Porter
Andy Ross
Sara Sargent
Ken Sherman
Jennie Shortridge
Michael Slade
Roxanne Snopek
Carolyn Swayze
Nephele Tempest
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg
Jack Whyte
Victoria Zackheim
Mark Zuehlke

We have something for everyone, whether your focus is fiction of any sort, non-fiction, screenwriting, freelancing, social media, 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 21. Phone registration will close at noon Pacific on Friday, October 18. 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 except Jack Whyte's sold out Manuscript Critique 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.

Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

~ 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