Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Surrey International Writer's Conference

Before I bounce off to Calgary, I thought it might be worth mentioning a little bit about the Surrey International Writer's Conference. I attended it last weekend—on Saturday, primarily to see Vicki Pettersson's presentation.

I've been to a few conferences and festivals, and I know a good panel when I leave it feeling inspired and hungry to get back to the words. Vicki's presentation left me ravenous. If you ever have an opportunity to attend it—I'm not certain whether she's going to Surrey again next year—you have to. It is, perhaps, the single most important thing you can do for your writing.

Which I state with full disclosure that I am incredibly biased and think Vicki's one of the most brilliant newish writers publishing in genre today.

It was also great to meet up with Susan Adrian, who's a sweetheart. Thanks, Susan, for being so kind and welcoming.


Susan Adrian said...


I am so happy to have met YOU. Hooray for you coming!

And Vicki's talk does rock. More, she does the work, and lives it as an example. :)

Shari said...

The Surrey conference is so amazing. I love it!