he Surrey International Writers’ Conference is upon us — my craziest week of the year. We have a LONG sold-out event this year, with more than 80 workshops, panels and events, all geared toward professional development of writers at every level. This year’s theme is ‘Once Upon a Time…Machine’, and I can’t wait to see how everything unfolds.
If you’re interested, you can follow the latest developments on my twitter account @kcdyer or the conference account, @SiWCtweets.
For events open to the public, there will be a gala and signing on Thursday night at Chapters in Langley, and on Saturday night at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford, we’re expecting a big crowd for the SiWC Author signing.
On Thursday, our Master Class day, I’ll be offering what we call a ‘Beginner Intensive’, a three-hour marathon introduction to the conference itself, and definitions and discussions of all the elements of this complex industry that I can cram into the workshop time. Over the course of the conference, I’ll be sitting on a couple of panels — ‘Breaking Bad in YA’ and ‘Working with an Agent’, and moderating the social media panel. I’m really excited about my Sunday workshop, ‘The Wandering Writer’, too. I’ve got a BIG slideshow put together from all the research trips I’ve taken over the past 10 years, along with all the tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.
So, yeah — busy week. I need to break out the kc dyer stockings and hit the road for Surrey, soon. If you’d like to learn more about the conference, including the amazing presenters attending [Jasper Fforde, Susanna Kearsley, Sonali Dev, Robert Dugoni, Diana Gabaldon, Hallie Ephron, Delilah S Dawson, Cat Rambo…and I’m just scratching the surface here!] check out siwc.ca or follow me on twitter.
And, as always,