Welcome to SiWC 2013!

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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy ChungHello!

Time to sharpen your pencils, fill your fountain pens, and fire up your computers. Our writing contest is now open to entries!

With four categories – storytellers, writing for young people, poetry, and non-fiction – there’s something for everyone. Each category offers a $1000 top prize, a $150 honourable mention, and publication in our annual anthology for winners. You can check out all the details on our website at www.siwc.ca. Whether you’re a contest regular or have never taken the leap, make this your year!

Plans for SiWC 2013 are well underway. This year’s conference runs October 25-27 with master classes on the 24th. In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding conference details to our brand new website (yes, you read that right. So exciting for us to have a new site!), so check back often.

If you’re planning to stay at the conference hotel, you can now book using our SiWC group rate. Rooms include in-room internet, usually an additional charge. As in past years, the conference will be held at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC. Book early. Our group rooms sell out every year.

Over the coming months, we’ll send out a handful of these newsletters to keep you in the loop. There are lots of other ways to stay in the know, too. You can also keep up on all the developments on our website at www.siwc.ca, follow us on Twitter @siwctweets (we’re using #siwc13 for this year’s conference tweets and #thisdaywewrite for our ongoing writing community), read our blog, and check us out on Facebook. And, as always, if you have questions you can’t find the answers to, I’m available at kathychung at siwc.ca.

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 http://www.siwc.ca