Surrey International Writer’s Conference

Surrey International Writer's Conference


Surrey International Writer’s Conference (SIWC) is gearing up for October 21, 2011.  Some authors and teachers attend annually, ie., Donald Maass, Jack Whyte and Diana Gabaldon.  Based on my last two experiences with this conference, I expect program schedule and opportunities will be similar. If so, the following is what I would expect.

Several 3 hr. master classes will likely be offered on Oct. 20—AM, PM & eve.  Extra 10 min. solo pitch sessions and 15 min. blue pencil sessions are usually available—must stand in line for a bit.  Blue Pencil sessions are a face to face exchange with an author about your first three manuscript pages.  Round table dining (if you purchase the meal package) provides networking opportunities.  Evening entertainment  is presented by the regulars.  Book sales, marketing of many things to attract writers.  The conference offers workshops to enhance varied genres of writing, including children’s literature, the many romance genres, poetry, and social networking teaching.  If intrigued, go to the SIWC website, sign up for their newsletter and follow their progress on putting it all together.  Hope to see many of you there.

Yesterday, marveled at the crocuses in bloom, today marveled at the floating snow flakes. Nature loves to tease at springtime.  Have a great writing week, all.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurie Ryan
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 15:54:30

    Snow flakes? Really? Yikes! We haven’t seen any here. And I do see my crocuses peeking their colorful little heads out. Yay! Spring is coming. 🙂



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