I was lucky enough to have spent this past weekend at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. (SiWC) It’s one of the largest writers’ conferences in North America, and this was my second year in a row attending. If I could use only two words to describe this conference, they would be ‘essential’ and ‘humorous.’
Everybody who attends is apparently a comedian, which works well for me, because I can laugh hard and work my abs, which counteracts the flatness that happens to my butt from sitting for 3 days.
Some of the workshops I attended included such topics as Writing for Newspapers and Magazines, Life Writing, The Nuts and Bolts of Writing Humour, Presentation Skills for Determined Writers, Marketing Your Book, The Changing World of Mainstream Publishing, and more.
Anyway, if you’re a writer, and you have the opportunity to attend something like this every now and then, I highly recommend this particular event. Maybe I’ll see you there next year!
Happy Meatless Monday!
- Surrey Writer’s Con (To Pee or Not to Pee) (5writers5novels5months.com)
- Surrey Writer’s Conference Act 1 – scene 2 (5writers5novels5months.com)
- Surrey Writer’s Con (Act 2, Day 2, Operation Inspiration) (5writers5novels5months.com)
- WordPress Masterclass at the 2013 Surrey International Writers Conference (seancranburyblog.wordpress.com)