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Surrey International Writers' Conference Newsletter

From conference coordinator Kathy:

Kathy Chung Hello, All!

It's June, and that means SiWC registration time is almost upon us. Registration opens this

Wednesday, June 4, at noon PDT!

When we open, the link to our secure online registration site will appear on our registration page.

There are lots of reasons to register early:

  1. In June only, you'll get LAST YEAR'S early bird rates. If you're like us, having an incentive to be organized helps, and we're happy to offer one. Don't miss out!
  2. Appointments: pitch and blue pencil appointments are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and some presenters' slots fill up fast. The earlier you register, the better selection of appointments you'll have available to you.
  3. Master classes: Don't miss out on getting a spot in the master class of your choice. Jack Whyte's Manuscript Critique class is limited to just 13 participants, and all other master classes are limited by the number of seats in the rooms in which they are scheduled.

Once you've registered for the conference, don't forget to book your hotel room. It's a huge help to the conference and the hotel for you to use our SiWC group rate, as it lets us know how many people are filling up the hotel for the conference and helps keep our rates low. And you'll get a great rate and in-room internet included, too! You can book by phone or online.

Our presenter list, master classes, and workshop details are now up on our website at Check it out! We're pretty thrilled with what we've put together for this year, and hope you will be, too.

As always, in addition to these newsletters, you can keep in touch with conference news on our website and blog and by following our Twitter feed @siwctweets.

Looking forward to seeing you in October!

~ 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