Follow Friday – Surrey International Writers Conference

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 in Follow Friday | 8 comments

This week my Follow Friday goes to the one conference I make a point to attend every year.  Not that I don’t attend some other events or conferences in the year but so far there has not been any other event that has drawn me back year after year the way SiWC has.

Why is it such a wonderful event?

There could be many possible answers to this question, the food, the hotel, the area of Canada where it is held eh?

But in reality we all know the real reason… it’s the people.

Surrey is put on by some of the best people in the world. Last years coordinator KC Dyer was fantastic and this years coordinator Kathy Chung promises to be just as wonderful.  They arrange each year for amazing presenters who come and share their knowledge and experience with the many attendees.

Some of the past presenters include Kelley Armstrong, Vicki Pettersson, and, C.C. Humphreys. Several presenters who come every year include Diana Gabaldon, Jack Whyte, and Anne Perry.

Want to know what exciting presenters are coming this year to SiWC – check out their Blog here, they are already sharing details on this years line up.

But it isn’t just the presenters that make SiWC wonderful.  It’s the amazing writers you get to meet and hang out with.  Share meals, drinks, stories, laughter and nervous looks with during SiWC Idol’s. The ones you might only physically see once a year but you keep in touch with virtually all year and you root for as we all progress on our path to publication.

So if anyone out there is looking for that one conference that is worth going to I would like to highly recommend the Surrey International Writers Conference.