Conference Spotlight: Surrey International Writers Conference near Vancouver, BC, Canada


The 2010 Surrey International Writers’ Conference
is a three-day event, running from Oct. 22
24, 2010. Friday and Saturday are full days, and Sunday events wrap-up in the early afternoon.

The conference and all of its events are held at: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel (map), 15269 104th Ave., Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Attendance usually reaches more than 500 (sometimes as high as 800) and attracts a wide mix of industry pros. One-day passes are available if your availability or funding is limited.


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Attendees can sign up for appointments with agents, editors and producers. Attending literary agents include, but are not limited to, the following reps:

  • Ken Sherman of Ken Sherman Literary
  • Sorche Fairbank of Fairbank Literary
  • Verna Dreisbach of Dreisbach Literary
  • Cricket Freeman of The August Agency
  • Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency
  • Jeffery McGraw of The August Agency
  • Katharine Sands of Sarah Jane Freymann Literary


The ten-minute meetings with attending faculty members are included in the registration fee and not an extra expense. There will be numerous meet and greet opportunities to schmooze with people in the industry. There are two keynote [author] speakers each day (one in the morning and one at dinner), and much more information can be found online.


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