Today I’m packing to head west for what’s always the highlight of my writing year: The Surrey International Writers’ Conference.
I love this conference best of all for its true community vibe, with authors of all genres and media leaving their collective egos at the door and mingling to teach, learn, and socialize—published and not-yet-published alike.
Although this year’s conference is sold out, there IS an author signing event, open to the public, this coming Saturday (22 October) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (Telephone: 604-582-9288)
The signing event is FREE, and there's a great list of authors who'll be there, including Diana Gabaldon, Lauren Dane, Sonali Dev, Jasper Fforde, Daniel Jose Older, and many many more. You can find the full list on the Conference website, here: http://www.siwc.ca/author-signing
The Conference's onsite bookseller, Chapters, will have books available for purchase, or you can bring your own books from home to have them signed.
So if you have the chance, drop by and say hello! I'd love to see you there.
(The photo above is from last year's signing event, where I got to play with Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, and the supremely talented Beverly Jenkins)