SiWC will be hybrid once again for 2023. Our dates are October 20-22, 2023, for the main conference (in person and virtual), with master classes on the 18th (virtual) and 19th (virtual and in person).
The Surrey International Writers' Conference is the most comprehensive professional development conference of its kind in Canada.
SiWC offers writers in all genres — from beginners to experts — the opportunity to hone their craft.
This Day We Write!
And just like that, our 30th annual conference is behind us. And what a conference it was! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who attended, volunteered, presented, or otherwise participated in person or online. You made this year's conference incredibly special for all of us, and we will be forever grateful.
This is one of the most seamlessly well-run conferences. It’s marvelous!
I love SiWC. It is the one conference I come to year after year. Every year I am renewed, inspired, and motivated. Thank you to the organizers and board for all your hard work.
I’ve been to writing conferences in many different places (including New York), plus medical conferences and blogging/social media conferences in Toronto, etc…and the environment you guys create at SIWC, and the show you put on, is the absolute BEST. I always find myself comparing things to SIWC and thinking…nope, not as awesome. So there you have it—for me, SIWC is the gold standard.
There is a sense of joy at the shared endeavour, an eagerness for self improvement and a general love of storytelling and writing. Totally awesome from any way you look at it, and subtle parts making up to the whole - the masterful and seemingly effortless Emceeing, the respect for the hotel staff, the many and varied keynotes, the shock theatre, the ‘morning musters’ to announce what’s going on, the presentations themselves, the trade stands. The parts make the whole, and the whole is stupendous.